Five main characters are set to be killed off next week in Hollyoaks.

Warning! Spoiler alert!

To celebrate the show’s 18th birthday there are some very dramatic episodes coming up.

A huge explosion will take place in the village after Sinead accidentally brings a bomb into Ste and Doug’s leaving party.

The bomb is in the village because Clare has escaped from prison and is planning to blow up The Loft at Mercedes’ birthday party.

Characters that are in danger include Mercedes, Carmel, John Paul, Theresa, Clare, Trevor, Ste, Doug, Sinead, Leanne, Dennis and Darren.

The blast will also impact the nearby Kane residence leaving Ash, Dodger and Will also in trouble.

Not all of the deaths are expected to be a result of the explosion however with some expected to die in other circumstances.