Monday 28 February

A major accusation is made against Mercedes’ (Jennifer Metcalfe) son Bobby (Jayden Fox), and later, there’s a shocking discovery. Prince’s (Malique Thompson-Dwyer) job is in jeopardy after a misunderstanding puts him in the firing line, but will the real culprit own up to their mistake? Leela (Kirsty-Leigh Porter) gets some bad news about her fast-cash scheme.

Tuesday 1 March

Tensions brew in the McQueen household as Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) continues to ignore concerns over her son’s behaviour, and a shocking discovery is made. John Paul (James Sutton) is given a tricky ultimatum. Ella (Erin Palmer) is left to deal with her pregnancy symptoms alone. Leah (Ela-May Demircan) is surprised with an unexpected kind gesture.

Wednesday 2 March

Theresa (Jorgie Porter) calls a family meeting when she fears that Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) has fled the village, and Olivia (Emily Burnett) takes matters into her own hands. DeMarcus (Tomi Ade) has a heartfelt confession for a fellow student. Ella (Erin Palmer) is offered a shoulder to lean on. James (Gregory Finnegan) gambles with cryptocurrency, but will it pay off?

Thursday 3 March

James (Gregory Finnegan) hits the casino with an unlikely companion. Bobby (Jayden Fox) has to think on his feet when his mum, Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe), becomes suspicious about who he’s been messaging, but will his excuse backfire? Elsewhere, after some advice from a friend, Ella (Erin Palmer) has the confidence she needs to give Charlie (Charlie Behan) an ultimatum…

Friday 4 March

Following a chaotic night, Ste (Kieron Richardson) lends James (Gregory Finnegan) a shoulder to cry on. Ella (Erin Palmer) hopes that her boyfriend will support her at her scan, but she’s left heartbroken when he doesn’t show up. Theresa (Jorgie Porter) plays Cupid as she tries to cheer up Verity (Eva O’Hara). Bobby’s (Jayden Fox) lies start to unravel.

Hollyoaks airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look screenings at 7pm on E4.