Hollyoaks: Cleo fakes a drug overdose to get Joel’s attention

The McQueen teen is desperate to win back her holy hottie


Hollyoaks’ Cleo McQueen goes to desperate lengths to win back Joel Dexter tonight when she fakes a drug overdose, but her sick bid for attention spectacularly backfires. 


In last night’s E4 episode Cleo vowed to move on from Joel, who ended their relationship and returned to the priesthood after he prayed for her survival following the recent car crash that nearly killed Ms McQueen.

Having made a deal with the man upstairs where he promised to return to the church if Cleo pulled through a lifesaving operation, Joel felt duty-bound to don the dog collar again and ditch his lover.

But clumsy Cleo’s attempt at seducing Joel’s dad Warren Fox flopped when angry Sienna Blake found the mixed-up teen massaging her fiance at The Loft!

In tonight’s dramatic E4 episode, confused Cleo is confronted by Warren and Sienna – and it’s not long before shocked Joel hears what his embarrassed ex has been up to.

Mortified, Cleo later pretends to Joel she’s taken a heroin overdose in a sick bid to get his attention. Angry Joel believes every word and thinks dodgy Shane Sweeney is responsible – so he punches him!

When he later learns Cleo lied about the overdose Joel is horrified, while Cleo is forced to bet Shane not to tell Warren the truth about Katy’s death.

Vowing to do anything to protect Joel’s secret, has Cleo just made a deal with shifty Shane that she’ll live to regret?  


Hollyoaks continues weeknights on E4 at 7pm and on Channel 4 at 6.30pm.