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Douglas "Doug" Carter was the son of Connie and Herb Carter, as well as the civil partner of Ste Hay. He was killed in a bomb explosion in October 2013 after Sinead O'Connor unintentionally brought a bomb to a party at the council flats where Doug was, which Clare Devine had intended to detonate inside The Loft. Doug was one of the people killed in the blast.
- The character of Doug was initially intended to be a guest role, with Doug appearing in 5 episodes of Hollyoaks in September 2010 before returning full-time in January 2011.
- Actor PJ Brennan decided to leave the role in 2013, with his final scenes airing in October 2013.