As we previously reported, there is set to be a bit of a love triangle in an upcoming Hollyoaks storyline when Danny Lomax decides to make John Paul McQueen jealous by taking Ste Hay home, but little does he know that Ste is in actual fact his long lost son!
Fans of the award-winning episode will have seen Doug (PJ Brennan) and Tony (Nick Pickard) phoning Ste’s (Kieron Richardson) long-lost father in a bid to reunite them, only for viewers to see that the person at the other end of the call was in fact village newcomer, Danny (Stephen Billington).
With this in mind Monday’s episode is set to be incredibly uncomfortable to watch as Danny, thinking that John Paul (James Sutton) is ignoring him, takes Ste home for a one night stand to teach him a lesson.
Luckily for us, and Ofcom, Danny decides at the very last minute that he can’t go through with it and leaves after only getting a drink, but when Ste goads John Paul about it he receives a punch in the face for his efforts.
But that is by far the least of their worries as the secret that is set to make them cringe till the end of time is ever looming, and according to Stephen Billington, who plays Danny, when it does come out, it will be a big surprise (like World War II was a big argument)!
Discussing the storyline with Digital Spy, the actor explained:
“It’s definitely a big surprise, and it’s great that the audience have found out before any of the characters do. At the moment, Danny knows that his son is living in the Hollyoaks village, but even after he’s met Ste, he doesn’t realise that it’s him.
“Danny will find out eventually, but in the meantime there’s going to be big suspense for the audience as they’ll probably be screaming at the screen! When it is finally revealed, it’ll be pretty dramatic and fun to watch.”
According to the entertainment site, there are still more secrets to be revealed about Danny, secrets Billington hopes won’t turn the audience against him:
“I’m hoping they’ll still like him! Time will tell! I think Danny is quite charming and he manages to charm his way out of difficult situations in his life, so hopefully he’ll manage to do the same thing with the audience. That’s what I’m hoping for, anyway!
“He’s definitely not a bad person. He’s just a bit of a free spirit and he likes getting his own way. Perhaps he’s a bit greedy too, but when it comes down to it, he’s a fundamentally good guy so it’s not like he’s going to start murdering people or being evil.
“I know I’m going to get told off by some of the fans, but hopefully they’ll warm to him and like him. It’s always exciting to have someone who’s slightly naughty in the cast, as it spices up the storylines.
“I think the viewers are really intrigued. I’ve had a lot of really lovely messages on Twitter. I signed up for Twitter when I joined the show, so that’s been a learning curve for me. A lot of James Sutton’s fans have followed me, so it’s been really nice to get a reaction from them. I’ve only been recognised in the street a couple of times, which is quite nice because I’m quite a shy person!”
On the future between Danny and John Paul, he continued:
“I think John Paul appeals to Danny because he’s such a genuinely good person and will do anything for anybody. John Paul being such a strongly moral person attracts Danny, because it’s some of the goodness that he’s lost himself along the way.
“John Paul can also be quite vulnerable, so that brings out a side of Danny that wants to look after him. There’ll certainly be times when Danny upsets John Paul, but there’s a strong bond there. It actually surprises Danny that he feels so strongly for John Paul.”
Watch the moment that will have you all screaming at your tellyboxes on Monday night when Danny and Ste entertain the idea of hooking up at 6.30pm on Channel 4 Channel 4 HD – and for a glimpse of what else is in store this summer in Hollyoaks watch the latest six weeks of summer trailer in the clip below: