Is their hot affair about to be exposed?
story so far
She may be a newlywed, but it’s not new husband Luke Morgan that’s making Mandy Richardson’s heart skip a beat. It’s his best mate, Darren Osborne!
The old flames slept together on Mandy’s wedding night when she discovered Luke had lied about having a secret family. But a cheeky one-off has become a full-on clandestine affair!
Adding to the fun is the fact they’re now working together at Tony Hutchinson’s reopened restaurant, along with Luke and Dazzle’s missus, Nancy!
This cosy set-up can’t last and the pair could soon find themselves caught in the act…
Oblivious his blonde bird and BFF are doing the dirty behind his back, loved-up Luke excitedly suggests that he and Mandy, plus her daughter, Ella, and his long-lost teenage son, Ollie, get their own place.
The first question on minxy Mand’s mind isn’t, ‘What colour do I want the walls painted in my new bathroom?’ but more, ‘Where can Darren and I continue our illicit fling?!’
She gets an answer when local coffee shop The Bean is broken into and she reckons Esther Bloom’s booming business is the ideal location for her and Darren to meet in secret.
But the pair get carried away when a stolen moment accidentally turns into a whole night away from their other halves!
‘Darren and Mandy panic when they wake up in the morning in The Bean having fallen asleep,’ reveals our Hollyoaks insider. ‘They return home, both making excuses to Luke and Nancy about where they spent the night…’
Once they’ve get their stories straight, Darren whisks Nance off for a romantic break to avoid further suspicion. But it doesn’t go down well with his miffed mistress...
Using The Bean after hours is a bad idea as anyone could see them. What if Esther catches them canoodling as she opens up one morning?
But Mandy’s jealousy at Darren trying to keep Nancy happy has us thinking she could go a bit bunny boiler. She’s a passionate woman with a fiery streak, and we wouldn’t cross her.
And what about Luke? What if he spies them sharing more than a macchiato in the coffee shop, but he bides his time before letting on?
He could have a revenge affair with secret spouse Scarlett... or Darren’s wife, Nancy!
Either way we’ve got a feeling it’s only a matter of time before they get caught...