Hollyoaks' Diane to face danger in OCD storyline

Justin Harp
·2-min read

Hollyoaks spoilers follow.

Diane Hutchinson will face danger as her OCD storyline continues.

Recent episodes have shown Diane struggling with the mental health condition, also known as obsessive-compulsive disorder, that manifests in repetitive thoughts and uncontrollable behaviours.

Diane has become obsessed with cleanliness ever since she learned of her pregnancy, and her repetitive urges will have harmful side-effects next week.

Photo credit: Lime Pictures
Photo credit: Lime Pictures

While she believes the electrical system in her home isn't safe, Tony brushes off her requests to get an electrician to have a look.

Diane keeps her growing worries to herself when a lightbulb blows later in the week, seemingly proving to her that her family are in danger.

Tony starts to figure out something is amiss when he realises Diane has cancelled her pregnancy scan, forcing her to admit she doesn't want to go.

A crossover storyline leads to trouble when Nancy tries to find out the truth from George Kiss's ex-boyfriend Dean as he makes a surprise return to the village.

Photo credit: Lime Pictures
Photo credit: Lime Pictures

Tony angrily confronts Nancy to insist her time would be best spent checking on Diane. The exact opposite is true, as Diane grows extremely agitated when Nancy stops by.

Driven by her obsessive thoughts once she finally gets Nancy to leave, Diane puts herself into serious danger with her next decision. What has she done?

Hollyoaks currently airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.

We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. 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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