Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) is on a mission to beat Grace Black (Tamara Wall) as the two bar owners go head to head to see who can throw the best night out at their rival establishments.

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Mercedes’ rival, Grace Black

The two woman are revelling going up against each other as they pull out all the stops to come out on top.

Mercedes hires Scott Drinkwell (Ross Adams) to perform in drag as part of her entertainment on offer and suggests that he dresses up as Grace!

Scott agrees and has a great time parading about as Mercedes’ sour-faced  rival to a packed audience.

Elsewhere Lily McQueen (Lauren McQueen) is overwhelmed by her work and her worried Aunty Diane (Alex Fletcher) turns to psychologist Farrah Maalik (Krupa Pattani) to try and help her.

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Lily is struggling to cope again

Plus Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson), who underwent tests at the hospital for her mystery illness, is feeling suffocated by the support of Liberty, Sienna, Brody and her boyfriend Damon Kinsella (Jacob Roberts). She promises them all she will do everything in her power to fight her illness but is there something Maxine’s not telling everyone?

Meanwhile Laurie Shelby (Kyle Pryor) continues to manipulate his wife Sinead O’Connor (Stephanie Davies) as he tells her he’s taking her away on a family holiday. Should Sinead be pleased or scared?

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