Competitive athlete, Serena, is over the moon when she discovers that she’s landed a place on Team GB for the Commonwealth Games.
However, there is just one problem.
She’s hasn't been honest with her parents, Dave (Dominic Power) and Honour (Vera Chok), who have no idea about all the secret training Serena has been doing.
Meanwhile, Maxine Minniver (Nikki Sanderson), who is also Dave’s daughter, has been working around the clock to make some much-needed money.
After another late shift, Maxine is still worried that she won’t be able to afford her daughter Minnie’s after-school care.
When Maxine confides in Dave about her financial woes, he offers to help her out by using Serena’s athletic fund!
Elsewhere, doctor Ali Shahzad (Raji James) who has been in court this week accused of raping Misbah Maalik (Harvey Virdi), has made front page news of the local Hollyoaks newspaper.
Misbah’s daughter and aspiring journalist, Yazz Maalik (Haiesha Mistry) is sick to to see Ali on the front page and takes matters into her own hands to highlight his victims’ truth.
What exactly is Yazz planning to do?
And there’s more trouble brewing when creepy Eric Foster (Angus Castle-Doughty) puts his foot in it as he openly discusses the historic rape case.
Plus, it’s with a very heavy heart that a broke Leela Lomax (Kirstie-Leigh Porter) has decided her only option is to sell the family home.
She and her brother Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson) attempt to make their house more appealing to the highest bidder by doing a spot of redecorating.
However, things soon get very tense when they start working with some dodgy paint that they’ve got from Nana McQueen (Diane Langton).
Uh oh, what’s wrong with it and have they just devalued their home rather than made it more appealing?
Hollyoaks airs Monday- Friday on C4 at 6.30pm with the next episode following on E4 at 7pm
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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.