Murder, a return from the dead, explosions, a proposal – it’s all going happening in Hollyoaks this Christmas…
The Channel 4 soap has released a new trailer teasing its upcoming storylines but it’s Freddie Roscoe’s return that has got fans excited.
Viewers watched Freddie apparently murdered by wife Lindsey Butterfield, AKA The Gloved Hand Killer, but his appearance at the end confirmed what fans had suspected – that he’d managed to survive the trip in the back of gangster Trevor Royle’s car boot.
Lindsey, however, hasn’t finished her deadly streak, turning her needle on Mercedes McQueen in the clip.
Lindsay Butterfield (Lime Pictures/Channel 4)
The trailer also sees a distraught Maxine Minniver agreeing to help terminally ill Patrick end his life, before it is revealed to the viewers that he plans to frame her for murder.
Viewers will share John Paul McQueen’s nerves as he waits to see if Ste Hay will turn up under the arch on Christmas Day or pursue a future with Harry Thompson, as Ste’s love life comes under the spotlight.
Patrick and Maxine (Lime Pictures/Channel 4)
Paedophile Pete Buchanan appears to get his comeuppance as he’s seen being carted off by the police, while Cameron Campbell’s character still seeks his revenge – and promises deadly retribution for Leela Lomax taking away his child, Peri.
And we’ll see imposter Sonia Albright reveal she’s not really Lisa Loveday as she makes a move on brother Zack…
Ste Hay and Harry Thompson (Lime Pictures/Channel 4)
Hollyoaks screens on weeknights on Channel 4 at 6.30pm and at 7pm on E4.