Nicole Owen, Russ’s sister, has returned to Hollyoaks after her nephew Max called her to say he was really unhappy living with Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) and she didn’t love him like she loves her own son Bobby.

Mercedes and Nicole Owen

Mercedes tells Nicole that she’s not taking Max away from her

Max told Nicole (Ciara Janson) that he wanted to leave Chester and move in with her but after Nicole and Mercedes go head to head and Mercedes puts up a good argument, Nicole agrees that Max should carry on living with her and stay put.

Mercedes McQueen

Mercedes stands her ground with Nicole

Meanwhile a guilty Mercedes vows to do better with Max, and later goes all out to make him see that she does love him and he’s got nothing to worry about.

Elsewhere Misbah Maalik (Harvey Virdi) is rattled when Jonny and Ste announce that they are moving in next door. How will she and her family cope with racist Jonny practically on her doorstep?

Imran Maalik

The Maalik family are being targeted by Jonny, Stuart and Ste

Plus Brook Hathaway (Talia Grant) and Ollie Morgan (Aedan Duckworth) have decided they are going to sleep together today after planning to lose their virginities. However things get off to an awkward start. Can they put their anxieties behind them?

Meanwhile Prince McQueen (Malique Thompson-Dwyer) is fed up of doing rubbish jobs for a minimum wage and heads off to talk to Liam Donovan (Jude Monk McGowan) who recently tried to lure him into doing a dodgy deal. Liam is pleased to see Prince finally cave and starts making some big plans for Prince that will see him get on the wrong side of the law. What exactly has Liam got in mind?

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