‘Hollyoaks’ screened the shock death of Joe Roscoe on Tuesday (1 November) night, marking the end of their incredible Halloween Spooktacular stunts.
The death of Ayden Callaghan’s character was kept tightly under wraps by soap bosses, and left fans suitably stunned when it aired.
Joe and Mercedes McQueen were trapped at the top of the ferris wheel when his ex Joanne stopped the ride.
However, in a completely unpredictable twist, Cameron Campbell set fire to the Halloween maze, which led to a huge explosion on the ride.
Just as Joe was reaching across to the cherry picker that would take him to safety, the explosion took place and he plummeted the ground.
Medics then did their best to save Joe, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Ayden has shared his thoughts on his time on the soap, stating: “I’ll miss working with all of the Roscoes including Gillian Taylforth who played our mum.
“My favourite moments, without doubt, are the days laughing with the Roscoes on set, the demolition stunt when Grace trapped Joe in the council flats, the Fraser Black storylines and the New Year episodes when Freddie and Lindsey’s affair was revealed.
“Thank you to Bryan [Kirkwood, producer], the writing team and all those at Hollyoaks for three and a half years I won’t forget, and of course to the fans for their tears, laughter and ongoing support.”
Ahead of the much-hyped episodes, Jennifer Metcalfe, Anna Passey and Jamie Lomas appeared on AOL Build, where Jennifer revealed she and Ayden both had to face their fears during filming.