Hollyoaks Spoilers: Has Clare DeVine (Gemma Bissix) kidnapped Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe)?

by Anna Howell

Whilst details, so far, of Clare Devine’s Hollyoaks return have been kept tightly under-wraps, it now seems that the villainous vixen is to arrive back in the village in the midst of a kidnap drama involving Mercedes McQueen!

As we reported last month, Gemma Bissix, the actress who plays Clare Devine, is set to reprise her role as the scheming black widow at the end of this month, having connected with Dr Browning (Joe Thompson) and Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) whilst they were in Las Vegas, although the how’s and why’s were unknown.

However, details of the storyline are now coming through and apparently Clare hasn’t changed one little bit, as it seems that she has something to do with the kidnap of Mercedes!

As fans of the hit Channel 4 soap will know, Mercedes and Dr Browning have been off screen since Christmas, celebrating their engagement in Las Vegas, but when Dr Browning returns at the end of the month without Mercedes, alarm bells start to ring.

Dr Browning pays Mercedes mum, Myra (Nicole Barber-Lane) a visit and tells her that Mercedes went missing on their trip, which Myra considers to be just another one of her daughter’s mind games, so shrugs it off.

Carmel (Gemma Merna), however, takes it much more seriously, and believes that Dr Browning may have in fact killed her sister.

This fear is intensified when Myra discovers one of Mercedes scarfs, covered in blood, in Dr Browning’s flat when she goes over to discuss the situation.

However, Dr Browning is, for once, innocent of all charges as viewers find out when he receives a phone call from a petrified Mercedes, followed by a photo of her tied and gagged, posted by a mystery woman dressed in red.

Cue Clare’s return – doesn’t take a genius to work out she is involved somehow!

Clare Devine is set to return to our Hollyoaks screens later this month, watch the moment when fans realised that Clare DeVine was still alive after her 2007 exit from Hollyoaks in the clip below: