Brendan and Ste arrive back in the village and Cheryl is delighted to see them. But Brendan’s whole world crumbles when his dad, Seamus, turns up in Hollyoaks.

Carmel is hoping that she’ll finally get her first kiss with Barney. After their date, the moment’s perfect as Barney offers her his jacket, but when Carmel leans in, he runs away.

Nancy is worried that her son won’t make it home for Christmas. Darren persuades his wife to go shopping, but she forgets her phone and when she returns, new barmaid Sienna tells her everyone was called to the hospital.

Tyson gets the job as the stripper at the sister’s hen party, but unaware of this steamy session with Mitzeee, Maxine gets her claws in too.