This year also saw the show break the Guinness World Record for longest on-screen kiss, with a kiss scene between Ben Davies and Ellie Hunter last three minutes and fifteen seconds, a record which wouldn't be beat until eleven years later.
25th October - Lisa Hunter begins receiving abusive text messages from an unknown stalker. Beth, Sue and Andy Morgan move to France. (Final appearance of the characters) Barry Newton's friend Eli hangs himself. Ten year old Barry discovers his body.
5th November - The Dean family throw a bonfire night party, which ends with a fight between Jake Dean and Dan, after Dan catches Jake flirting with his sister, Lisa. (First appearance of Frankie, Johnno, Craig and Jake)
14th November - A landslide causes the van that Jamie Nash, Ben Davies, Max Cunningham, O.B. and Theo Sankofa are travelling in, to roll over and slide over the edge of a cliff. Theo dies after falling from the back of the van and down a mountain, whilst Jamie is killed when the van falls over the edge of the cliff before he can be rescued. (Final appearances of the characters)
23rd December - When Mandy Richardson refuses to move to South Africa with her, Laura Burns knocks her unconscious by smashing a bottle over her head and kidnapping her. Laura attempts to kill herself and Mandy by poisoning herself and Mandy, but Mandy manages to throw a paperweight through the window, catching the attention of Tony Hutchinson, Adam Morgan and Max Cunningham. Laura is arrested and Mandy is taken to hospital. The body of the second victim of Hollyoaks's mystery killer is found outside The Loft. (Final appearance of Laura)