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Hollyoaks spoilers: Emotions run high at Jesse Donovan’s funeral

Jesse Donovan and Courtney Campbell get married
(Image credit: James Stack)

It's Jesse Donovan's funeral but James Nightingale is feeling the strain. Is he going to admit his part in Jesse's tragic death?

It’s the day of Jesse Donovan’s funeral in Hollyoaks on at 6.30pm (See our TV Guide for full listings).

James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) is crumbling under the weight of his guilt and feels responsible for Jesse’s sudden and tragic death.

Jesse Donovan and Courtney Campbell get married

Jesse Donovan was found dead shortly after marrying Courtney Campbell (Image credit: James Stack)

A tormented James has been taking sleeping pills and has already told Jesse’s sister, Grace Black (Tamara Wall) that there’s no way he can face coming to the funeral service.

James Nightingale

Guilty James Nightingale is full of self loathing

However Grace, who was also complicit in the shooting of Mercedes McQueen - the catalyst for her brother's death -  shows up on James’s doorstep and forces his hand.

As friends and family gather, the hearse containing Jesse’s coffin arrives and Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) clocks the state James is in and tells him that she ‘knows his secret’.

A terrified James panics that Mercedes has finally discovered that it was him who shot her. Has Mercedes rumbled the truth?

Mercedes McQueen

Mercedes tells James she 'knows his secret'

At the wake, Jesse’s widow Courtney (Amy Conachan) makes an emotional speech but when she starts blaming herself for what happened to Jesse, James cracks and blurts out that she needs to know the truth. Is James about to tell Courtney that he was the one who was responsible for her husband’s death?

Sid Sumner played by Billy Price

Sid Sumner tells Juliet they're relationship needs livening up (Image credit: James Stack)

Elsewhere Sid Sumner (Billy Price) tells his girlfriend, Juliet Quinn (Niamh Blackshaw) that he wants them to be more exciting as a couple.

Juliet is livid at the suggestion that she’s boring. Meanwhile Sid’s cousin Jordan (Connor Calland) asks Sid to stash some drugs at school.

Sid Sumner and Jordan Price

Sid Sumner (right)  has been doing his cousin Jordan's dirty work

Sid agrees unaware that teacher Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox) has arranged for PC George Kiss (Callum Kerr) to do a sweep of every student’s locker at school tomorrow. Uh oh….

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