Hollyoaks spoilers follow.
Misbah Maalik has revealed a shocking secret about Shaq Qureshi's birth in Hollyoaks.
The truth has come out that new arrival Ali Shahzad is Shaq's long-lost dad, in spite of Misbah telling numerous lies to keep her secrets hidden.
Thursday's (September 30) E4 first-look episodes show the Maaliks in tatters, with Misbah forced to deal with the reality that Ali was being dragged back into her life.
Meanwhile, Sami was suspicious of Shaq when he discovered his cousin had spent the night at Verity's house, but tempers eventually cooled when Shaq swore nothing happened.
Shaq later approached Ali in the cafe to tell him the truth, and although the doctor was stunned, he actually agreed to get to know his son.
"[Misbah's] a cruel woman," Ali insisted.
When Shaq later met up with Verity to tell her about the meeting, Misbah interrupted to warn Shaq that he'd just done something he might regret.
"I wish I didn't have to tell you this, but Ali never wanted you," she insisted. "He forced me into agreeing into a termination! But I chose to give you to Haseena instead, and I never told him.
"You'd never even be here if it was down to Ali!"
Misbah revealed to an understandably sceptical Shaq that Ali had just turned up at her house demanding to know why she "hadn't gone through with it" all those years ago.
"I'm sorry Shaq," she explained. "He didn't want you then and he doesn't want you now."
What will Shaq do with this information?
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.
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