Pregnant shop assistant, Sinead O’Connor, is set to go into labour unexpectedly, with only the former object of her bullying, Esther Bloom, to help deliver her baby girl.
Fans of he hit Channel 4 soap will know how Sinead (Stephanie Davis) spent most of last year, and the earlier part of this one, bullying Esther Bloom (Jazmine Franks) to the point where she attempted to take her own life.
Things between them have thawed slightly, but a bond is about to be formed for ever when it is down to Esther to deliver her once tormentor’s baby daughter.
Sinead, whose stepmum Dianne (Alex Fletcher) has agreed to raise the baby as her own despite being pregnant with twins herself, goes into earl labour after finding out that it was her brother Finn (Keith Rice) and his best friend Robbie Roscoe (Charlie Wernham) who held up the shop she works in, where Callum (Laurie Duncan) was shot and left fighting for his life.
She enlists the help of Esther to help find her brother following the discovery, but when they track him down to an abandoned petrol station, her confrontation is disturbed by contractions.
Esther guides Sinead to a burnt out car where she then sets about delivering the baby.
Stephanie Davis, who plays Sinead, told All About Soap: “Sinead really isn’t prepared and Esther’s being quite tough. Sinead keeps saying, ‘I can’t do this – I give up’, and Esther gives her a big whack across the face!
“She yells at Esther, ‘That’s what you’ve always wanted to do, isn’t it?’ and she replies, ‘Yes it is, now push!’ That’s when Sinead and Esther begin to bond.”
After the birth of her daughter, whose father is Rhys Ashworth who died during last November’s epic Enjoy The Ride wedding day bus crash, Sinead starts to reconsider her decision to give the baby up for adoption, especially when she realises that the tot isn’t breathing which makes her maternal instincts kick in.
Davis continued: “The baby isn’t breathing at first. Finn rings for an ambulance, and poor Sinead is beside herself. She always said that she didn’t want this kid, but the minute she’s born, Sinead’s maternal instincts kick in.”
Watch all the drama unfold in Hollyoaks on Thursday, May 23 at 6.30pm on Channel 4/ Channel 4 HD.
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