Hollyoaks' Diane decides to get help over OCD struggles

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Diane Hutchinson is taking a huge step in her struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder in Hollyoaks.

The new mum has been consumed with worries over her family's safety ever since she got pregnant, having most recently tried to hide her fears from husband Tony.

After hearing that Mercedes had closed The Dog in Thursday's (August 26) first-look E4 episode, Diane started to irrationally worry that an infection was spreading through the village.

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Photo credit: Lime Pictures

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"What if it's too late?" she wondered.

She was even more alarmed when she called Goldie and found out the booze had been tampered with since The Dog and The Hutch shared the same supplier.

"The wine, the beer, the juice. Goldie doesn't know it was Cher [who tampered]," she wrongly assumed.

Later, Diane stunned Darren and Tony by revealing she'd thrown out their entire supply of alcohol! Tony angrily stormed off, admitting he couldn't deal with her compulsions anymore.

"I need you to get help because I can't give it to you," Tony told her.

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Photo credit: Lime Pictures

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While Diane's friend Becky tried to convince her she was just having normal fears, this moment proved to be a breakthrough for her to face her OCD once and for all.

"No, I think they're right," she admitted. "I think I do need to get help because I can't stop this. If I can't get it under control, I am gonna lose 'em."

Diane then vowed to take back some control by calling up the Deer Valley Hospital to book a doctor's consultation.

Hollyoaks airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look screenings at 7pm on E4. Selected omnibus episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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