Hollyoaks fans were offered a first look at the romance and drama in store over the next few weeks.
Mercedes McQueen’s shock pregnancy, a surprise proposal and the kidnap of baby Rose Lomax all feature in the 40-second teaser video.
Channel 4’s trailer reveals Mercedes, played by Jennifer Metcalfe, will tell Joe Roscoe that his is the father of her unborn baby, but she doesn’t get the reaction she was hoping for.
Meanwhile accusations will start to fly around the village once little Rose goes missing later this month, with fingers pointed at Diane O’Connor, played by Liverpool actress Alex Fletcher, and Louis Loveday.
Tegan Lomax, played by Jessica Ellis, is devastated when she learns her young daughter has been snatched, sparking a mystery which casts a shadow of suspicion in Hollyoaks.
Jason Roscoe proposes to his stunned girlfriend Holly Cunningham, but it looks likes her mum Cindy will be causing more problems for him with her inappropriate behaviour.
The footage also reveals Lockie Campbell will try to support his wife Porsche McQueen as she remains in turmoil over Pete Buchanan’s presence in Hollyoaks village, but he’s tested because of his attraction to her cousin John Paul.
Hollyoaks, filmed in Liverpool, will add to the excitement next month by officially launching its ‘Six Weeks of Summer’ campaign, now in its third year, reviewing the major drama coming soon.