Following last night's cliff top terror, John Paul's final exit to be shown tonight on E4
There were dramatic scenes in Hollyoaks last night that had viewers on the edge of their seats and John Paul McQueen on the edge of a cliff!
With John Paul's departure from the soap set for this week, many thought the popular character was going to die in the plunge but Hollyoaks have revealed his final exit will actually air TONIGHT on E4.
Tensions came to a climatic head last night on E4 when James Nightingale discovered that his boyfriend John Paul had slept with his ex, Ste. A furious James decided it was payback time and tricked John Paul into believing he had trapped Ste in the boot of his car.
Parked on the edge of a cliff-top, cruel James then released the hand-brake and pushed the car towards the sheer drop as a frantic John Paul desperately scrambled towards the vehicle in a bid to save Ste, only to discover the boot was in fact empty and James had lied to him.
Smarting from James's heartless stunt, and aware that their relationship was well and truly over, a deeply shaken John Paul returned to the village with the intention of declaring his true feelings for his ex-lover Ste. However, rather than the emotional reunion he was hoping for, the teacher was dealt another cruel blow when he tracked down Ste, only to see him down on one knee and proposing to Harry!
With, actor James Sutton, who plays John Paul, having already filmed his final scenes for Hollyoaks, many fans thought JP was going to meet a grisly end in the car crash however Hollyoaks have confirmed it is TONIGHT that he will leave the soap although exactly how is being kept a closely guarded secret.
James's co-star Kieron Richardson who plays Ste took to twitter earlier today to bid a fond farewell to his co-star who has been in the soap since 2006.
Speaking about his departure, James recently wrote on his Instagram account:
"It's been one hell of a crazy ride but I can finally confirm that I have left the world of Hollyoaks.
"I shot my last scene Thursday and it'll be on screen in a few weeks time.
"The final week of episodes has everything; tears, laughter, romance, a good old fashioned car stunt, and I got to share my final scenes with some of the most talented cast and crew I've ever worked with.
"That's it. That's a wrap. Thank you so much Hollyoaks fans for your support over the years, I really mean it, you're mad and you're passionate but you're brilliant."
The cliff plunge episode airs on Channel 4 tonight at 6.30pm. Find out how John Paul make his final exit on E4 tonight at 7pm.
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.
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