Hollyoaks fans gobsmacked as Mercedes says goodbye to village and gives up pub

Mercedes McQueen, played by Jennifer Metcalfe, has decided to sell up her pub and leave the Hollyoaks village behind.

The landlady decided to hand over The Dog to evil Fergus Collins (Robert Beck) in a bid to get rid of her estranged husband Sylver’s (David Tag) debt.

Fans of the Channel 4 soap were left devastated as their favourite landlady waved goodbye to the village.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Our Mercedes deserved a better exit!"

Another added: "Mercedes will come back with another long lost relative I bet.'

A third person posted: "Ummm please tell me Mercedes is coming back!"

While a fourth social media user penned: "Mercedes better not have left."

Mercedes originally wanted to stay in the village to look after step-daughter Cher (Bethannie Hare) but things didn't stay like this for long.

Wednesday’s episode of the soap saw the McQueens faced with a difficult situation as little Bobby Costello admitted that he was Cher's online friend 'Jade'.

Mercedes attempted to get the full truth about what he was up to, however Bobby couldn't open up which then ended up in Cher kicking off.

However, she soon did manage to get the truth out of him as Bobby explained that he knew Cher was alone and he was just trying to be her friend.

The young woman was flattered by him admitting this.

Mercedes at the same time wanted to put her son first so wanted to take him to Alicante.

Cher then said that she felt like she had enough support already by the family so she then suggested that Sylver should go to Alicante with Mercedes.

Sylver agreed to this and started to pack up his stuff.

Mercedes appeared in her iconic red dress then took a final look at the pub and then set the keys down onto the side, grabbed her case and walked out.

Cher started saying goodbye to the three of them and then apologised to Mercedes for all the drama of this year but she replied telling her to 'never apologise' and that she should be happy.

The trio got into a taxi to begin their new life in Alicante but it is unlikely that Mercedes will not return to her beloved Hollyoaks.

Hollyoaks continues Friday on Channel 4 at 6.30pm followed by first look episode on E4 at 7pm

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