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Brian Edward Hutchinson is the father of Tony Hutchinson, Dom Reilly, Verity Hutchinson and Eric Hutchinson. He is also the ex-husband of Victoria Hutchinson. Edward arrives in Hollyoaks in October 2019 when his son Tony was believed to have left his wife Diane Hutchinson.



Edward married Victoria, who gave birth to his son, Tony. Victoria had an affair with another man, and fell pregnant with Dom. She put both her and Edward's (who at the time was using his first name, Brian) names on the birth certificate, but gave Dom up to her sister, Diane Reilly.

Arrival in Hollyoaks and rivalry with Finn O'ConnorEdit

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Edward arrives and gets off on the wrong foot with Finn.

Edward first arrived when Tony Hutchinson was reported missing and that the body of Tony's son, Harry Thompson, has been discovered. Diane Hutchinson, Tony's wife, was at first not happy to see Edward but eventually took a liking to him, as helped her out massively, impressing Diane in the process. However Diane's adoptive son, Finn O'Connor, took a dislike to Edward and he witnessed Edward killing a rare bird by breaking its neck when confronting Edward, Finn is left with a cold shock as Edward knows of his previous crimes as to is Diane, Edward also get off on the wrong foot with Luke Morgan who chucks digs at Edward for not being there for Tony however Edward is calm in tbe situation he was also earlier that day reconised by Cindy Cunningham who says he looks familiar. Edward seems to get along fine with everyone but Diane's son Finn thinks Edward is upto somthing and when Finn later catches Edward snapping a birds neck he confronts him but is left for food for thought the two start to shot digs at each other unknown to Diane some weeks past and Edward decides he wants Finn out the house so he approaches Finn with an offer to get his own flat and offers to help with the money situation but a spanner is thrown in his works when Finn befriends Yasmine Maalik giving Finn hope that people might start to forgive him for his past, Edward later sees Yasmine's older half brother Sami and reveals to Sami that Yasmine's friend all along is Finn much to Sami's disgust and anger in which Sami later confronts Finn now upset Edward offers him again to move away and he will help in which Finn agrees however the next day after a heart to heart with Sami on the day he was suppose to get married to Finn's sister Sinead O'Connor, Sami tells Yasmine she can bring Finn to the wedding again holting any plan of Edward to get rid of Finn much to Edward's anger and frustration in which he shows to Finn at The Hutch.

Some weeks past and Finn gets a job as a delivery man however on the first day of his job he gets sacked after his delivery was to Hollyoaks High School where he attacked John Paul McQueen five years earlier much to Edward's ammusment, Eddward is later heard talking to Sally St. Claire on the help to get rid of Finn and Yasmine's voice dector catches all so she does some search on Edward and finda out that he was the main suspect on the death of his wife and shows Finn, Finn at first knew it wasn't much but later told his mother Diane in which Edward walks in and Finn is upfront about after talking to Diane, Edward confronts Yasmine and later gets the help of Sally to get her son John Paul McQueen to help get rid of Finn later a guilty Finn decides to leave with Edward feeling victorious as Finn leaves in a cab to start a new life away from Hollyoaks.

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Edward shown to be feeling victorious once Finn departs.

Sleeping with Diane and attempt to win her back, Verity's visit and coming face to face with TonyEdit

Once Finn is gone Edward becomes more closer with Diane and its later revealed that on the night of the shooting of Mercedes McQueen that Edward had slept with Diane and the two heard a load bang and where seen by Grace Black, Edward does all he can to swoop Diane and each time it works as Diane gets more impressed by Edward and eventually Diane starts to fall for Edward, later Edwards daughter Verity Hutchinson arrives and catches Her father along with Sami Maalik about to hook up with Diane and reveal to Diane and Sami that Verity is Edward's daughter, Diane plays off what they where about to do much to Edward's anger after making his feeling clear to Diane during the Later special, Diane attempts to woo Edward and it works and the two sleep together again and confess their love for one another however Tony is taking in Hostpital by paramedics much to both Edwards and Diane's shock after Tony recovers Edward makes his presance known much to Tony's shock later Edward approaches Tony with false infomation after Tony told Diane to keep Edward away from him and his children Edward shows Tony aload of cards and tells Tony that his mother cut all contact with him and sent back aload of letters and cards and also revealed he has a brother named Eric after some talking to Tony tells Diane he wants Edward to move in with him with him much to Diane's gulit Edward is then seen with a victorious smile and then bining the cards and letters indicating they where fake.

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Edward viciously starts to manipulate Tony.

After the events with Breda. Tony is still very much trumatised infront of Tony's family and friends Edward seems surportive but when it was just the two of the Edward belittled Tony telling him that he needs to be a man for his children and more importanly his wife Edward tells Tony to buck his ideas up or Diane will end up leaving him he also tells him to spend time with the children thinking Tony wouldn't be able to hack it since his already snapped at them Tony's first order for Tony was to spend some time with his son Ant where the two played with some building blocks when Edward arrives home to find Tony calm with his son he orders Tony to get a shower in which he does while in the shower Edward locks Tony in by putting a chair against the handle door he then take Ant for ice cream when out the shower Tony attempts to open the door and due to it not opening he has flashbacks and freaks out Edward arrives and his Tony's cries for help Edward removes the chair just before Diane arrives a now scared Tony huggles up with Diane with Edward watching on later on Tony decides he has to go back to work after reading the online reviews that The Hutch is going down hill this emthusiasism worries Edward so to make the situation worse for Tony he contacts most off his colleagues to go to the Hutch for breakfast when arriving Edward again belittles Tony making Tony more determind to start cooking Edward then makes it even harder for Tony when he puts on pressure by pretending to be impatient Edward tells Darren to tell Tony to get a hurry on unknown too Edward and Darren in the kitchen Tony is having a panic attack to which he eventually runs out of the Hutch to Edwards delight later Edward tells Tony that he will never be man enough to keep Diane to which this makes Tony sit and think to which he accepts that he needs to be more of a better husband and father Tony then hears a tap dripping makes him nervous again the next day this pushes Edward to do the unthinkable to his son and drive him to Stone Mount Farm where Breda kept Tony hostage for months upon their arrival when Tony notices where they are Edward tells him he needs to face what his been through Edward goads Tony telling him that he let a little old woman overpower him Tony then takes Edward to where Breda had him locked up for months on end Edward then pushes and locks Tony in and even goes as far as soaking him with a hoes pipe however Tony finds a photo of him and his family which included Harry also this makes Tony describe to his father Edward that it was the thought of seeing his family that kept him strong Edward then agressivly hugs Tony later on Tony is happy and seems back to his old self after the farm visit and Diane is more then delighted to see him that way too however when Tony takes another shower sompoint while taking the show Edward walked in and wrote on the steamy mirror "God Is Love" when Tony sees this he freaks out and Diane rushes to see whats wrong Tony tells her about the message from Breda on the mirror however as his doing this it clears up and Edward checks telling Diane there is nothing there Edward then plants lollie pops in the flat what Breda use to offer Tony while she kept him hostage this pushes Tony over the edge some more and he bundles Diane into a cap telling they need to leave as Breda is back and is out to get him while Edward watches on with a victorious smile on his face as he then places a lollie pop in his mouth the next day Diane gets Sylver McQueen to talk to Tony to which he eventually agrees to Edward does not think this is a good idea Sylver reveals to Tony that Breda isn't coming back because he killed her after Tony and Sylver comfort each other Tony is ready to accept the help to which Edward attempts telling him he shouldn't go through with it however Tony does much to Edwards anger and as Diane is happy to see that Tony is starting to get help Edward agressivly plays his violin while thinking of his next move.

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Edward locks Tony back on The Pig Farm.

Verity's reappearance and truth exposedEdit

In March 2020 Tony later finds out that Diane has been sleeping with another man while Breda had him locked up on the Farm, Tony tells Edward this who rubs Tony's paranoia worse by stating that another man slept in his bed and kissed his wife's lips later Diane reveal to Tony that she slept with a man named Barnaby and nearly reveals it was Edward she had slept with Tony angry and upset sets off on a night out with Darren and Luke a upset and worried Diane rings Edward for help however it goes to voice mail and sees Edward binding with Marnie Nightingale later on Edward takes Marine to The Loft where Edward's daughter Verity returns and Edward is shocked when a unknown Tony tries to make a move on her Edward reveals that its his sister much to Tony's embarrisment and disgust while staying with her brother and father Verity notices Edwatd's jealousy over Tony's and Diane's relationship and her worries are comfirmed when Edward tells he his out to win Diane back and later Edward and Diane's affair is finally exposed accidentially during a award ceremony when Edward leaves his mic on and ge and Diane agree they both want whats best for Tony a heart broken Tony chucks out Edward but gives Diane a second chance after talking to Luke, Edward is left in a pickle and decides to try and talk to Diane about having a word with Tony over letting him move back in Tony angerily tells Edward to back off later Edward approaches Tony about collecting the rest of his things from Tony's, Tony agrees to let him but is still cold with Edward later while at work Peri Lomax nearly gives a patient the wrong medication but thankfully is stoped by Misbah Maalik as Misbah is talking to Peri telling her the side affects from the medication can transform a person personality, Edward overhears everything and then steps in to has ago at both Peri and Misbah he then snatches the medication from Misbah's hand later Edward arrives at Tony's wanting to collect his stuff Tony is angry at the fact Edward let himself in and takes the keys back off him while Tonyband Diane watch the TV Edward sneaks into the bathroom and changes the medication from the Tony's prescribed medication from Doctor Shields to the ones Peri nearly gave her patient by accident.

Forgiveness and Tony's 'Tumor'Edit

Weeks after Edward changed Tony's medication Verity approaches Tony about forgiving Edward in which eventually he does to put the past behind them Edward is invited for lunch at Tony and Diane's home all seems to be going well untill Tony faints paniced Diane, Edward and Verity all call for help later Tony is taking to Hostpital where Edward runs tests and Edward opend the results and seems shocked but later sinisterly smile as he aproaches Tony's Hostpital room but is shocked to see Tony has discharged himself later Edward arrives and Cindy's and Luke's home and approaches Tony to talk to him however Tony refuses to chat to Edward and eventually Edward reveals infront of everyone that Tony has a brian tumor much to their shocks the bext day Edward puts pressure on Tony to get a key hole opperation to remove the tumor in whuch Tony eventually agrees too later on its revealed Tont has no Tumor and Edward lied all along this is also also eventually found out by Verity who is shocked at her fathers father's sinister behaviour towards Tony just to get Diane back. More to be added.

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