Adam Donovan receives another life-changing shock on Hollyoaks next week as he discovers that he has a young son he knew nothing about.
The latest twist is revealed just after Adam makes his final choice (or so he thinks!) between his current fiancée Maxine Minniver and his ex-girlfriend Darcy Wilde, who made an unexpected return from the dead earlier this month.
When Adam decides that his future should be with Maxine, dumped Darcy is not impressed and drops the bombshell that he has a big responsibility to her too.
As Darcy explains that she has a son and Adam is the father, he and Maxine aren't sure what to believe until Darcy proves her story by bringing 4-year-old Toby to the village with her.
Could this cause Adam to change his mind about which woman he wants to be with, just when he thought he had it all figured out?
Jimmy Essex, who plays Adam, revealed: "Obviously he's in shock! He's missed out on so much with Darcy already, and this is now a little insight into what she's probably been up to this whole time.
"Also though, I think he loves the idea of being a father. He loves Minnie, so the idea of having a child is amazing for him. He's excited but mainly shocked!
"Adam is going through a lot right now. To find out the person you love is now alive and now has a son – there's a lot of pressure on him. His decision-making is going to be quite clouded at the moment. He's actually really torn – there's no clear decision for him yet."
Asked who Adam should be with, Jimmy replied: "For me, I think Maxine. I think you should never go back – it's a silly thing to do. It's all about onwards and upwards.
"I prefer Maxine and Adam's relationship because I think he's generally probably happier with her. Darcy used to mess him around and keep him on his toes a little bit. He's a little bit older now, so he's over that."
And discussing how long it might take for Adam to make his final decision, Jimmy laughed: "A long time! They're both going to do things that they shouldn't now.
"Maxine is quite interfering, so she will do things that will push Adam away, but so will Darcy. It will take a long time but the question is – will they wait? If I was Maxine, I don't think I'd hang around.
"The pros of staying with Maxine are that she makes him laugh, they're really comfortable together and he's happy with the life they have together.
"The cons are that he's not with Darcy anymore and Darcy does know Adam better than Maxine. Maxine and Adam's life is quite slow paced compared to what his life with Darcy was like. But I don't think there are many cons apart from that.
"The pros of getting back with Darcy are they now have a son, they have a lot of chemistry and there's a lot of fire between them, which Adam enjoys. The cons are that Adam's family absolutely hate Darcy, she is manipulative and Adam never feels fully secure with Darcy.
"I think Adam is a peacekeeper and he wants everyone to like him, so his ideal outcome would have been that Darcy never showed up at all. It's really difficult for him. He just wants to make the right decision, get married and live happily ever after. But again, he knows for this to happen he will have to upset someone."
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
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