Hollyoaks spoilers: James Nightingale breaks down at Harry’s funeral

James Nightingale at Harry's funeral
(Image credit: James Stack)

James Nightingale is overcome with emotion as he bids a final farewell to his murdered lover, Harry Thompson

It’s the day of Harry Thompson’s funeral and his devastated boyfriend James Nightingale is struggling to cope in Hollyoaks on tonight at 6.30pm (See our TV Guide for full listings)

James Nightingale at Harry's funeral

James is trying to keep a stiff upper lip at Harry's funeral (Image credit: James Stack)

Lawyer James has been in total turmoil ever since his lover Harry’s body was unearthed in the woods. But worse was to come when he himself became a murder suspect.

James Nightingale at Harry's funeral

Emotions get the better of James as he says a tearful farewell to Harry (Image credit: James Stack)

Ever since, James has been desperate to prove his innocence and find out who the real killer is.

James Nightingale at Harry's funeral

(Image credit: James Stack)

As Harry’s funeral gets underway, a desolate James can hardly keep it together and his legs begin to buckle as he stands beside Harry’s coffin.

Marnie, Romeo and Juliet at Harry's funeral

James's mum Marnie, his son Romeo and Romeo's sister Juliet are emotional at Harry's funeral (Image credit: James Stack)

Meanwhile Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) who has been in hiding with his far right cronies, Jonny Baxter (Ray Quinn) and Stuart Sumner (Chris Simmons), is shattered when news reaches him of Harry’s murder.

Harry and Ste

Ste and Harry on their wedding day in 2018

Ste, who was seen marrying Harry last year, is utterly heart-broken and makes his way to the church. However, as he races towards the hearse carrying Harry’s coffin, he’s stopped from attending the funeral by Stuart and Jonny.

Elsewhere Diane Hutchinson (Alex Fletcher) can’t believe that her husband Tony (Nick Pickard) isn’t here for his own son’s funeral and still has no idea that Tony was being held prisoner by serial killer Breda McQueen (Moya Brady) who was Harry’s real murderer, and has since been involved in a terrible accident!

Tony Hutchinson and Breda McQueen

Breda was keeping Tony a prisoner on her pig farm (Image credit: James Stack)

Diane still believes that it was Harry who was responsible for the hit and run accident that nearly killed Grace Black (Tamara Wall). However Grace knows otherwise. She has finally discovered that it was Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) who was the real culprit for the horror smash that put her in a wheelchair.

Tonight a vengeful Grace is back in business when she decides it’s time everyone knew the truth.


Grace Black is out for revenge

She puts on her heels and make-up and heads off to The Dog to confront Mercedes.

Mercedes’ husband Sylver, James, Diane and Breda are all stunned when Grace plays Mercedes’ confession over a loud speaker in the pub. As friends and family struggle to take in the horrific revelation that Mercedes framed Harry for the hit and run, a guilty Mercedes reels! Is it game over for the lying McQueen?

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

Tess Lamacraft
Senior Writer for What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite week, Whattowatch.com

Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and WhattoWatch.com She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.