Hollyoaks airs harrowing cliffhanger in Frankie and JJ story

Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct.

Hollyoaks spoilers follow for the latest streaming episode, which airs on E4 tomorrow.

Hollyoaks has aired some harrowing scenes in tonight's (March 12) episode, as it becomes clear that JJ Osbourne sexually abused his twin sister Frankie when they were younger.

The soap announced last week that it will tackle the issue, following scenes where Frankie has been acting out and accusing Jack of inappropriately touching her.

suzanne, nancy, jj, frankie and darren in hollyoaks
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Tonight's instalment began with the family waking up to find that Frankie hadn't been home all night, having stayed with Lucas and warned him not to believe JJ's messages of concern.

Suzanne and Ste were concerned that Frankie is sleeping with Lucas (when they are both underage), but when Darren went over to collect her, they talked about the Jack allegations and her feeling ignored by everyone, and they agreed to make a fresh start.

Back home, the family tried to have a peaceful dinner, although it was still tense. When JJ and Suzanne returned with news that he had made the under-18s football team, Frankie stormed off to bed whilst everyone else celebrated.

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JJ later confronted Frankie in her room and asked her to "celebrate like we used do" and pulled her in for a kiss, despite her clear terror.

The sound of someone walking in the corridor made him pull away, but before he left he threateningly told her that he "looks forward to playing again", leaving her crying on her bed.

Hollyoaks streams first online via Channel 4 each weekday at 7.30pm. Episodes then air on E4 the following day, before getting their YouTube premiere a week after that.

Selected omnibus episodes are available via Prime Video.

Read more Hollyoaks spoilers on our dedicated homepage

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02. You can also seek information from SARSAS.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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