Hollyoaks fans have reacted with horror after football coach Buster began abusing Ollie Morgan.
Viewers have seen the beginnings of Buster grooming Luke Morgan’s son but in Friday night’s first look episode his evil plans escalated.
He was seen plying Ollie with beer before convincing him to stay behind in the changing room for some stretching.
But at the end of the episode, viewers were heartbroken when Ollie rushed out of the changing rooms clearly distressed.
“I’ve got to go, sorry I’ve got stuff to do,” he said as he fled half-dressed.
It was too much for viewers who were utterly disgusted at Buster’s actions.
One wrote: “#Hollyoaks always has the real creepy factor down with its stories, some of these storylines genuinely make my stomach turn.
“Can see them having Luke beat Buster to death after his past storyline, upside is they kill 2 annoying birds with one stone.”
Another added: “That was difficult to come to terms to see Oli suffering at the hands of Buster #Hollyoaks”
Others defended the show’s portrayal of such an important subject.
Some of these storylines genuinely make my stomach turn.
One wrote: “Well done to @Hollyoaks on tackling this Buster/Ollie grooming storyline.
“Think it will get even darker but I trust Hollyoaks to tell the story in a brutal and honest manner. #Hollyoaks”
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A second tweeted: “People criticise #Hollyoaks, but you can't deny the importance of storylines like Ollie being groomed by Buster.
“Stories like this are written because this happens in real life. Day after day.
“The research and bravery of the soap to show this should be commended. @Hollyoaks.”
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