Hollyoaks favourite Amy Barnes is found dead by her father and husband just hours after her wedding day – with her ex lover Ste Hay in the frame for her murder.
The pretty mum-of-two (Ashley Slanina-Davies) was all smiles as she got hitched to copper boyfriend Ryan Knight (Duncan James) earlier in the day yet things quickly took a sinister turn.
Yesterday we reported how gobby Mercedes McQueen spotted a shadowy figure leaving her flat minutes after Ste (Kieron Richardson) – the father to Amy’s two children – was spotted banging on her front door.
Tonight soap viewers witness him come around from a blackout and insist he can’t remember what he has done or where he has been as her body lies in her flat.
He is surrounded by blood in his own bathroom when he is discovered by Tony (Nick Pickard) and Diane (Alex Fletcher).
He remembers he has cut his hand, but nothing more.
Meanwhile Amy’s adoring dad Mike (Tony Hirst) is enjoying a chinwag with new son-in-law Ryan.
Yet their special moment in the action-packed programme turns to disaster when they return to Ryan and Amy’s home to discover her lifeless body.
Copper Ryan’s investigative streak is sparked by signs of a struggle and he immediately picks out Ste as the cause.
He then goes on a hunt for Ste, who is trying to salvage his relationship with love cheat Harry.
He is drawn into the murder plot as he is forced to lie to police about Ste’s whereabouts, claiming the pair had been together the entire evening.
Meanwhile actress Ashley, 27, has already been plotting a return to the Channel 4 soap.
The Sun exclusively revealed that the long-serving character will meet her end as part of a whodunit story line.
She told Star magazine: “I probably just wont let it go.
“Maybe I’ll get in as an extra and see if anyone notices?
“Or come back as Amy’s evil twin!”
The mystery continues all week on C4 at 6.30pm and E4 at 7pm.