'Very exciting' big new romance for this Hollyoaks favourite!

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He's only been back in Chester a short while but it looks as if love and a new romance is on the horizon for this Hollyoaks favourite

He’s not been back in Chester for long but John Paul McQueen's love life is going to be hotting up in Hollyoaks.

James Sutton, who plays John Paul, recently returned to the soap after a two-year absence following the news that his character, who had been living in Singapore, had split with his long term partner Craig Dean, and would be jetting back to be with his family in Hollyoaks.

John Paul in Hollyoaks

John Paul watches on with Goldie and Mercedes as Breda's farm goes up in flames

James, who had a key role in this week’s exciting Hollyoaks Later episode, in which serial killer Breda McQueen (Moya Brady) was killed off in explosive fashion at her pig farm, has hinted that his character will soon find himself a new man.

John Paul in Hollyoaks

"I know that John Paul will have a new love interest," he teased. "I know who he is, and I know the actor as well! It's very exciting."

John Paul and James enjoyed a passionate on-off romance

John Paul and James enjoyed a passionate on-off romance

John Paul was previously linked to scheming lawyer James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan). The pair enjoyed a passionate romance back in 2017 before John Paul left for Singapore. James even popped the question to John Paul. However things turned very sour when James discovered teacher John Paul had been unfaithful and John Paul was soon packing his bags for Singapore.

John Paul McQueen and James Nightingale

The pair have been getting close again since John Paul's return from Singapore

Talking about the ill-fated relationship James said, "John Paul and James have a complicated history – John Paul seems to have a complicated history with everyone! Last time they were together James confessed his love to John Paul, but John Paul was cheating on him with Ste (Hay) so jealous James pretended that Ste was in the boot of a car and rolled the car off a cliff!"

So who will John Paul be enjoying romance with this time round? Whoever the lucky guy is we’re sure it will be filled with plenty of drama!

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.