Hollyoaks Christmas murder plot revealed

Hollyoaks has announced that one of the main characters will be killed at Christmas as the dangers of online dating are exposed. Contains Spoilers

The festive period in Hollyoaks will end in disaster when a main character is killed when visiting a man she has met online. The storyline begins with Tex (Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove) who is wants a date for Christmas, so creates a profile on a online dating website. Her fellow students warn her of the dangers that come with online dating, but she goes ahead with it, to a success.

This leads the other students, including her sister India (Beth Kingston) to set up a profile, hoping to attract a young man. Tex and Nancy (Jessica Fox) chaperone her on her first meeting, but the man does not show. Later, she gets a texts from the man, and they end up meeting. He grabs India and says “Your profile didn’t do you justice”, before she is brutally killed.

Hollyoaks has tacked many issues over the years since its launch in 1995. It often tackels stories which affect its core audience – teenagers. The soaps producers have worked with the University of Central Lancashire’s Cyberspace Research Unit, School of Psychology to highlight the dangers. Some of the cast involved will also be uploading safety messages on the official Hollyoaks website.

Dr Jo Bryce of the University of Central Lancashire’s Cyberspace Research Unit comments, “If the story-line can remind one young person to protect themselves when engaging in on-line activity then that can only be a positive thing. Too many youngsters think they are immune to on-line risks and this story-line is a reminder that you don’t always know who you’re talking to online.”


Hollyoaks series producer Paul Marquess has said that this storyline will continue through until 2011. “This is a terrifying murder that highlights the dangers of meeting strangers on-line. The story-line, which launches at Christmas, will take us right through 2011 and audiences will be gripped to find out if the dangerous killer will strike again…”

Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, 7.00pm on E4