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2018 was Hollyoaks's twenty-fourth year of production.
Hollyoaks events Edit
- 9th January - Diane Hutchinson is accidentally run over by Misbah Maalik, who ends up crashing into another car.
- 10th January - As a lorry approaches their car, Misbah Maalik is forced to choose which one of her children to save. She saves Yasmine, however Imran manages to escape and subsequently falls out with his mother over her choice.
- 17th January - Glenn Donovan is beaten unconscious with a metal bar by Trigger.
- 22nd January - Oliver Morgan arrives in the village to find his father Luke. Luke and Mandy Richardson marry. (First appearance of the character)
- 26th January - Maggie Kinsella dies from pneumonia caused by cancer.
- 29th January - Damon Kinsella's father, Buster Smith, arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 13th February - Sinead O'Connor and Laurie Shelby marry off-screen.
- 5th March - Prince McQueen and Lily Drinkwell marry. Finn leaves the village for Margate after taking the blame for Cindy Cunningham stealing £10,000 from her brother, Tom. (Final appearance of Finn)
- 8th March - Trigger is fatally shot by Glenn Donovan.
- 27th March - Ryan Knight murders Geoff Thorpe by strangling him after Geoff discovers the truth behind the murder of Amy Barnes. (Final appearance of the character)
- 28th March - Adam Donovan sets fire to 26 Leigh Road on the orders of his father, Glenn.
- 29th March - Adam Donovan rescues his brother, Jesse Donovan, from the fire at 26 Leigh Road after discovering that Jesse and Goldie McQueen were inside the house. The bedroom explodes just as Adam and Jesse make it out of the house.
- 30th March - Shane Sweeney says goodbye to his son Prince McQueen, after confessing to the murders of Trigger and D.S. Thorpe (despite being innocent). (Final appearance of the character)
- 16th April - Peri Lomax meets Harley Frater whilst sleeping on the streets. (First appearance of the character)
- 19th April - Peri Lomax finds her homeless friend, Dean, dead from hypothermia.
- 25th April - Darcy Wilde and Jack Osborne marry.
- 26th April - Darcy Wilde goes on the run with her son, Toby, after Esther Bloom collapses having drunk Jack Osborne's drink, which Darcy had spiked. (Final appearance of Darcy)
- 27th April - Ruby Button returns to visit her friend, Esther Bloom. (First appearance of Ruby since 2017)
- 30th April - Esther Bloom leaves the village with friend Ruby Button for a new life in Spain. (Final appearances of the characters)
- 7th May - During a struggle with Harry Thompson, Ryan Knight falls into the river. He begs Harry to help him out but Harry leaves him and Ryan drowns. (Final appearance of the character)
- 15th May - Sienna Blake's stalker is revealed to be her supposedly deceased daughter, Nico. (First appearance of Nico since 2016)
- 18th May - Sienna Blake is stabbed by her daughter Nico, and she supposedly dies in hospital.
- 22nd May - Warren Fox returns to the village, kidnapping Sebastian Blake before fleeing. (First appearance of Warren since 2017 and final appearance until 2019)
- 23rd May - Glenn Donovan shoots dead his son, Adam, after discovering that Adam reported his criminal antics to the police.
- 5th June - Liberty Savage returns to the village. (First appearance of the character since 2011)
- 19th June - Nico Blake gives birth to a daughter whom she names Victoria, the father unknown.
- 21st June - Nico Blake dies from head injuries sustained during a fight with Leela Lomax and Sienna Blake. Leela had knocked Nico unconscious when Nico hit her head on the coffee table, but regained consciousness. She attacked Sienna, who threw a doorstop which struck Nico in the head, killing her.
- 26th June - Goldie McQueen's mother, Breda, arrives in the village to inform Goldie of her brother, Sylver's release from prison. (First appearance of Breda)
- 28th June - Sylver McQueen arrives in the village after being released from prison. (First appearance of the character)
- 2nd July - Donna-Marie Quinn and her son, Romeo, arrive in the village. (First appearances of the characters)
- 9th July - Mercedes McQueen returns to the village from America, having kidnapped her son, Bobby Costello. (First appearance of Mercedes since 2017 and Bobby since 2013)
- 10th July - Nancy Osborne meets the daughter of Fran Hathaway, Brooke. Carl Costello returns to the village, kidnapping Goldie McQueen in retaliation for Mercedes McQueen kidnapping Bobby Costello. (First appearance of Brooke and first appearance of Carl since 2013)
- 11th July - Carl Costello is murdered by an unknown assailant, who beats him to death with a rock. (Final appearance of Carl)
- 12th July - After Nancy Osborne forgives her for the murder of her sister, Becca Hayton, Fran Hathaway suffers a cardiac arrest and is unable to be resuscitated.
- 24th July - On the day of her wedding to Damon Kinsella, Holly Cunningham discovers that Damon slept with her mother, Cindy.
- 25th July - Holly Cunningham jilts Damon Kinsella at the altar after discovering his affair with her mother, Cindy. Milo Entwistle and Dirk Savage later have an argument about Dirk knowing about the affair, which results in Milo pushing Dirk into a swimming pool. He turns on the pool lights to be able to see Dirk, unaware that they were faulty, causing Dirk to be electrocuted to death. (Final appearance of Dirk Savage)
- 3rd August - Ellie Nightingale discovers that she has suffered a miscarriage.
- 13th August - Whilst in Ibiza, Courtney Campbell meets Liam Donovan whilst drug-running for Liam's father, Glenn. At her hen party in Magaluf, Mercedes McQueen's fiancé is revealed to be Russ Owen. (First appearance of Liam since 2017 and Russ since 2009)
- 15th August - Dennis Savage returns for the funeral of his father, Dirk. (First appearance of the character since 2014)
- 20th August - Dennis Savage leaves after the funeral of his father, Dirk. (Final appearance of the character)
- 31st August - Cindy and Tom Cunningham visit Milo Entwistle in a hospital in Birmingham, and Milo promises that they will never see him again. (Final appearance of the character)
- 11th September - Alfie Nightingale visits his father, Mac, who has recovered from locked-in syndrome. (First appearance of Mac since 2017)
- 14th September - Holly Cunningham and Ellie Nightingale leave the village to go travelling together. (Last appearance of Holly until 2019 and final appearance of Ellie)
- 19th September - The missing Tony Hutchinson is revealed to be staying with his ex-fiancée, Julie Matthews. (First appearance of the character since 2007)
- 20th September - Tony Hutchinson says goodbye to Julie Matthews as he decides to return home to his wife, Diane Hutchinson. (Final appearance of Julie)
- 26th September - Luke Morgan receives a prison sentence for his drunken attack on Scott Drinkwell. (Last appearance of Luke until 2019)
- 3rd October - Hunter McQueen leaves to move to Brighton with Asha Kaur. (Final appearance of the character)
- 8th October - Martine Deveraux arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 10th October - Joel Dexter and Cleo McQueen are due to marry, but Cleo suffers a heart attack at the altar caused by a bulimia relapse.
- 12th October - Joel Dexter visits Pete Buchanan in prison, informing him of Cleo McQueen's heart attack. (First appearance of Pete since 2016 and final appearance of the character)
- 15th October - After a robbery, Jay Johnson turns on his accomplice, Glenn Donovan. However, before he is able to shoot Glenn, he is fatally shot by Liam Donovan.
- 17th October - Glenn Donovan collapses and dies from poisoning, supposedly caused by Simone Loveday, Grace Black, Maxine Donovan, Courtney Campbell and Kim Butterfield all spiking his beer. (Final appearance of Glenn)
- 18th October - Kim Butterfield goes on the run for the murder of Glenn Donovan after confessing. At the bus stop, she meets Rick Astley before leaving. (Final appearance of Kim)
- 23rd October - Ste Hay and Harry Thompson marry. Sinead O'Connor is horrified when Diane Hutchinson informs her of the wedding. (First appearance of the character since 2015)
- 24th October - Tegan Lomax is crushed by a falling tree branch. Lily McQueen is trapped when the footbridge collapses.
- 25th October - Tegan Lomax dies of a cardiac arrest. (Final appearance of the character)
- 7th November - Sinead Shelby's husband, Laurie Shelby, arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 14th November - Goldie McQueen has an abortion after discovering that Russ Owen does not want the baby.
- 16th November - Mercedes McQueen and Russ Owen marry. Afterwards, Russ is murdered by Breda McQueen after her daughter, Goldie's abortion is made public. (Final appearance of Russ)
- 21st November - Romeo Quinn's half-sister, Juliet Quinn, arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 26th November - Tegan Lomax's funeral takes place. Leela Lomax proposes to Louis Loveday and he accepts. Jonny Baxter arrives in the village. (First appearance of the character)
- 27th November - Ste Hay is beaten up by Imran Maalik. Ste's food truck catches alight and explodes.
- 28th December - Leela Lomax jilts Louis Loveday at the altar upon discovering that he has been having an affair with both Martine Deveraux and Simone Loveday.
- 31st December - Walter Deveraux arrives in the village to visit his daughters, Simone Loveday and Martine Deveraux. (First appearance of the character)
Real life events Edit
- 22nd June - Vikki Tennant's final episode as series producer airs.
- 17th September - Hannah Sowden's first episode as deputy series producer airs.
Major storylines Edit
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Cast changes Edit
See also: Category:2018 debuts.
See also: Category:2018 returns.
See also: Category:2018 departures.
See also: Category:2018 episodes.
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