Hollyoaks bosses have released new images of an explosive stunt, which will "send hearts racing" in the new year.

The hour-long special will see Marnie Nightingale (Lysette Anthony) host a Dee Valley Heroes fundraiser at the Salon De The with guests from the village in attendance, but the celebration will come to a halt when disaster strikes.

The episode will premiere on E4 on 11 January and will play again on Channel 4 on 12 January.

A teaser image shows a stunned Prince McQueen (Malique Thompson Dwyer) holding back Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe), who is distraught over the incident.

Another features Felix Westwood (Richard Blackwood) looking shocked as a fire rages in front of him.

The Channel 4 soap revealed it had been filming at night over the course of two months for the forthcoming stunt episode, which it says is "set to send hearts racing".

The explosive special will also include Martine Deveraux (Kelle Bryan), Cleo McQueen (Nadine Mulkerrin), Toby Faroe (Bobby Gordon), Celeste Faroe (Andrea Ali), Peri Lomax (Ruby O'Donnell), Romeo Nightingale (Owen Warner), Cher McQueen (Bethannie Hare), Juliet Nightingale (Niamh Blackshaw) and Jack Osborne (Jimmy McKenna).

Talking about the stunt, Ali said: "This episode is not to be missed - sparks will fly in more ways than one.

"Filming the stunt was beyond amazing, I finally got to live out my inner Lara Croft.

"I just hope the audience enjoy watching it half as much as we enjoyed filming it."

Hare said: "Expect drama, tension and tears in Hollyoaks' upcoming stunt.

"It's going to affect a lot of people in the village, bringing loved ones and family members closer together, but tearing others apart... it's not to be missed!"

Source: Press Association

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