Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.
Hollyoaks has announced that one of Brendan Brady's most memorable episodes will be repeated next week.
The March 2013 edition where Brendan (Emmett J Scanlan) confided in Ste Hay about his traumatic past will be screened again on Thursday, April 16.
Brendan was sexually abused by his father Seamus when he was a child. In his final week in Hollyoaks, Brendan finally shared his ordeal with Ste, who was shocked to hear what Seamus was capable of.
Things also took a dramatic turn when Brendan's sister Cheryl (Bronagh Waugh) discovered the disturbing details about Seamus too.
Kieron Richardson, who plays Ste, will introduce the episode as part of the ongoing Hollyoaks Favourites series.
Classic Hollyoaks is currently airing on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on E4 each week, after filming for the soap was temporarily suspended.
The full details of Hollyoaks Favourites next week follow below:
Wednesday, April 15 – Darren and Mandy's affair is exposed
The news is out about Mandy and Darren's year-long affair and is spreading across the village. Luke contemplates turning to drink again, despite his pact with Ollie, while Tom and Jack can't believe what Darren has done.
Meanwhile, Ella is upset when she hears Goldie and Nana McQueen gossiping about her mum. There's sure to be an epic showdown as Nancy and Luke confront their cheating spouses. (Originally aired in 2018.)
Thursday, April 16 - Cheryl finds out that Brendan was abused by their father
Brendan opens up to Ste about the abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of his father. Ste urges Brendan to tell his sister Cheryl, but he doesn't want to shatter her illusions of their father or halt her plans to move away from Hollyoaks. However, the decision is taken out of his hands thanks to Walker.
Meanwhile, Brendan and his dad Seamus are at The Loft. Seamus taunts his son about Cheryl's plans to start a new life and has no remorse for what he did to him as a boy. However, just as Brendan can take no more, tragedy strikes. (Originally aired in 2013.)
Friday, April 17 – Cleo discovers Scott and Mitchell's affair
Everything clicks into place for Cleo as she confronts Mitchell about him sleeping with Scott. She draws a confession out of him, and when Scott realises that she knows everything, it's up to him to explain why he's betrayed his best friend.
Mitchell has a decision to make. Will he stay with Cleo, or embark on a whole new life and accept his sexuality to be with Scott? (Originally aired in 2019.)
Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4. Hollyoaks Favourites airs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm on E4.
Survivors Manchester is available to support adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Its website can be found at www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk and its helpline is 0161 236 2182. Local support agencies for all male and female survivors can be found at www.thesurvivorstrust.org. In an emergency, please dial 999.
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