In a special hour long episode, the McQueens are left reeling when the police have a huge announcement to make on the subject of Russ Owen’s killer!

McQueen Family Christmas

The McQueen family gather for Christmas

Earlier on the family is gathered together for Christmas Day celebrations.

Myra McQueen and Sally

Sally has a gift for Myra

Myra is touched when Sally St Claire gives her something special

Goldie McQueen and Sylver

Goldie is enjoying having her brother Sylver here this Christmas

Meanwhile Goldie, Sylver and Lily get ready to tuck into the vast array of food.  However Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) can hardly bear to look at her cousin Goldie (Chelsee Healey) who slept with Russ behind her back.

Mercedes McQueen

Mercedes is stewing in the kitchen

And as tensions run high, the two woman start warring. A simmering Mercedes decides to make it a meal that Goldie won’t forget in a hurry and as payback she pours a jug of lumpy gravy over Goldie’s head!

Mercedes and Goldie McQueen

Take that! Goldie feels the wrath of Mercedes

However there are bigger shocks to come when the police reveal the latest news on Russ Owen’s killer.

RUSS OWEN WEDDING HOLLYOAKS

Russ Owen on his wedding day to Mercedes shortly before he was murdered

The multi-millionaire businessman was brutally murdered in a hammer attack on his wedding day to Mercedes after he was exposed for sleeping with Goldie. What have the cops unearthed about Russ’s killer and is everyone about to discover it was Sylver’s mum Breda who bumped him off?

Flashbacks to Christmas 1986 reveal the start of killer Breda’s murderous ways. Not only did she kill Russ but years ago was also responsible for the death of Carl Costello and more recently Glenn Donovan.

Breda McQueen

Meanwhile Lily McQueen (Lauren McQueen) drags her reluctant husband Prince (Malique Thompson-Dwyer) to hospital to find out the test results following his recent operation.

Plus Grace Black (Tamara Wall) forces a downbeat Liam (Jude Monk McGowan) to celebrate Christmas with her and Curtis but it all goes horribly wrong.

Hollyoaks is shown weekdays on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4