Hollyoaks fans gobsmacked as newcomer Shaq exposes Verity’s baby lie to Sami

Hollyoaks fans were left gobsmacked during Friday's first-look episode on E4 as new arrival Shaq Qureshi exposed Verity Hutchinson's (Eva O'Hara) baby lie to Sami Maalik (Rishi Nair).

Verity has been pretending to be pregnant with her boyfriend Sami's baby to protect her sister-in-law Diane Hitchinson's (Alex Fletcher) pregnancy secret.

When Sami came to believe was going to be a dad, Verity didn’t have the heart to tell him the truth, and has since been desperately trying to get pregnant.

Fearing that her relationship with Sami was on thin ice, Verity opened up to Diane in the Salon, but newcomer Shaq interrupted their heart-to-heart, as he hid in the cafe, after doing a runner from his own wedding.

Scott Drinkwell (Ross Adams) was determined to work his magic and reunite Sami and Verity, and his plan worked with Sami admitting that Verity is his "whole world".

Verity decided to come clean to Sami, but before she could, she found him in the company of Shaq, and it was soon revealed that the newcomer is Sami’s step-cousin.

Things took another surprising turn when a horrified Shaq told Sami that Verity is lying about her pregnancy, as he’d overheard her and Diane discussing her plan while he was hiding in the cafe.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Shaq ruining lives n he’s been here a whole of two seconds."

A second person posted: "Oh my gosh!"

Another added: "Yes Shaq has told Sami that Verity was not Pregnant. Poor Sami."

A fourth social media user said: "OMG Shaq just exposed Verity's lie."

Shaq told Sami!! Don't let this be the end of him and Verity," a fifth viewer wrote.

Speaking to Inside Soap ahead of his arrival on the Channel 4 soap, Omar hinted at "trouble" in Shaq's past.

"Shaq's been in trouble in the past, bringing shame on his family, so he's known as a liability," he revealed.

"But he really wants to make something of himself and prove everyone wrong."

"People in the village are noticing that there's more brewing behind Shaq's cheeky smile.

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Hollyoaks fans can watch Shaq's storyline unfold over the coming weeks, as he catches the eye of a mystery McQueen – much to aunt Misbah's (Harvey Virdi) annoyance.

Misbah is appalled when she returns from a night shift to find Theresa McQueen (Jorgie Porter) sneaking out of the back door, and then Theresa’s cousin, Goldie (Chelsea Healey) later.

She calls for help, thinking her nephew is out of control but has she got the wrong end of the stick?

Hollyoaks airs weekdays on Channel 4 at 6.30pm followed by a first-look episode on E4 at 7pm

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