‘Hollyoaks’ spoilers: Ella Richardson gets HEARTBREAKING news!

Pregnant Ella Richardson gets devastating news in Hollyoaks.
Pregnant Ella Richardson gets devastating news in Hollyoaks. (Image credit: C4)

Ella Richardson (Erin Palmer) gets some shattering news in tonight’s Hollyoaks on at 6.30pm (See our TV Guide for full listings). 

Pregnant schoolgirl Ella is expecting a baby with her teenage boyfriend, Charlie Dean (Charlie Behan). 

However the couple haven’t been getting on well and in yesterday’s episode Ella gave Charlie an ultimatum. 

In tonight’s episode, a defiant Ella insists on attending her first baby scan without Nancy Hayton (Jessica Fox) or Zara Morgan’s (Kelly Condron) support. 

Charlie Dean in Hollyoaks played by Charlie Behan.

Cleo lets slip some news to teenage father, Charlie.  (Image credit: C4)

However there’s trouble brewing when nurse, Cleo McQueen (Nadine Mulkerrin), accidentally reveals to Charlie that Ella is considering other options.

But all that pales into insignificance when Ella later gets some heart-breaking news. 

What has happened?

James Nightingale in Hollyoaks.

James Nightingale had a reckless night and met a mystery stranger called Rafael. (Image credit: Lime Pictures )

Elsewhere, after a chaotic night, Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) lends James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) a shoulder to cry on as James finally opens up. 

James, who recently lost his mother Marnie Nightingale (Lysette Anthony) in the explosion at Salon De Thé, has been spiralling further and further out of control. 

Yesterday he went out gambling and caught the attention of a man called Rafael who quickly made a move on James. 

Tonight James makes a drastic decision that puts all his faith in Ste. 

Verity Hutchinson in Hollyoaks.

Verity was shocked to walk in on Shaq with another woman.  (Image credit: Lime Pictures )

Meanwhile, Theresa McQueen plays cupid as she tries to cheer Verity Hutchinson (Eva O’Hara) up. 

Verity was recently devastated when she went round to see her on-off boyfriend Shaq Qureshi (Omar Malik) only to discover he’d been in bed with another woman. 

Will Verity be open to the idea of a new love interest or is it going to take a while before she’s over Shaq? 

Plus, there’s more drama with the McQueens when Bobby Costello’s (Jayden Fox), lies start to unravel. 

Hollyoaks airs Monday- Friday on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4 at 7pm

  • Mercedes McQueen - Jennifer Metcalfe 
  • Sylver McQueen - David Tag 
  • Theresa McQueen - Jorgie Porter
  • John Paul McQueen - James Sutton
  • Nana McQueen Diane Langton
  • Cleo McQueen - Nadine Mulkerrin
  • Goldie McQueen - Chelsee Healey 
  • Ste Hay - Kieron Richardson 
  • Tony Hutchinson - Nick Pickard 
  • Verity Hutchinson - Eva O'Hara 
  • Cindy Cunningham - Stephanie Waring 
  • Darren Osbourne - Ashley Taylor Dawson 
  • Jack Osborne - Jimmy McKenna 
  • Luke Morgan - Gary Lucy 
  • Oliver Morgan - Gabriel Clark 
  • Nancy Osborne - Jessica Fox 
  • Charlie Dean - Joshua McConville 
  • Sienna Blake - Anna Passey
  • Diane O'Connor - Alex Fletcher 
  • Warren Fox - Jamie Lomas 
  • Maxine Minniver - Nikki Sanderson 
  • Trish Miniver - Denise Welch 
  • Mandy Richardson - Sarah Jayne Dunn
  • Ella Richardson - Erin Palmer 
  • Sid Sumner - Billy Price
  • Toby Faroe - Bobby Gordon 
  • Romeo Nightingale - Owen Warner 
  • Grace Black - Tamara Wall 
  • Peri Lomax - Ruby O'Donnell 
  • Leela Lomax - Kirsty-Leigh Porter 
  • Martine Deveraux - Kelle Bryan
  • Walter Deveraux - Trevor A. Toussaint 
  • Sally St. Claire - Annie Wallace 
  • Scott Drinkwell - Ross Adams 
  • Courtney Campbell - Amy Conachan 
  • Tom Cunningham - Ellis Hollins 
  • Felix Westwood - Richard Blackwood 
  • Fergus Collins - Robert Beck 
  • Joel Dexter - Rory Douglas-Speed
  • Liberty Savage - Jessamy Stoddart 
  • James Nightingale - Gregory Finnegan 
  • Juliet Nightingale - Niamh Blackshaw 
  • Yasmine Maalik - Haiesha Mistry 
  • Misbah Maalik - Harvey Virdi 
  • Imran Maalik - Ijaz Rana 
  • Sami Maalik - Rishi Nair 
  • Damon Kinsella - Jacob Roberts 
  • Brody Hudson - Adam Woodward 
  • Brooke Hathaway - Tylan Grant
  • Cher Winters - Bethannie Hare 
  • Ripley Lennox - Ki Griffin 
  • Summer Ranger - Rhiannon Clements 
  • Shaq Qureshi - Omar Malik 
  • Prince McQueen - Malique Thompson-Dwyer
  • DeMarcus Westwood - Tomi Ade
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.