Damon Kinsella surprises Maxine with a thoughtful gesture when he steps in to help her.

Earlier on Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson) has made a big decision but soon gets stressed when Santa, who is due to turn up at her daughter Minnie’s nursery, announces he’s stuck in traffic and won’t make it in time.

Hearing about the upset, Damon Kinsella (Jacob Roberts) decides to help out and surprises Maxine by turning up at her house dressed as Santa. Will Maxine be won over by his gesture?

Elsewhere, a nervous Prince McQueen (Malique Thompson-Dwyer) goes in to hospital for his operation to remove the tumour he’s found in his testicle. His wife Lily, is still none the wiser, and having been told by an upset Prince that their relationship is over, she has been forced to make her own plans.

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Nana McQueen tries to talk to Lily about Prince

Can Nana McQueen stop her from leaving Chester and tell her what’s really been going on with Prince?

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A confused Lily doesn’t know what to think

Plus Liam Donovan (Jude Monk-McGowan) is determined to rake in some money to stop him and brother Jesse (Luke Jerdy) being forced to sell the salon. However when Jamie, who has been sold the dodgy vodka, realises that the booze is rubbish, she demands her money back.

When Liam refuses to refund her, Jamie threatens to hurt his partner in crime. Liam stands his ground not caring what happens to his “partner in crime”, Lisa Loveday. However he’s terrified when he later realises it’s Jesse who is paying the price. A furious Jamie thinks it’s Jesse who has been doing Liam’s dirty work and has kidnapped him!

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