But is he right to do so?
Ste worries about how he’s going to afford to pay for Lucas’ school trip. But with only one quick solution available to him, will he find the courage to ask for help?
As his luck goes bad, James finds a reason to celebrate and following Ste's rejection, resorts to an unlikely companion.
But later, his chain of recklessness continues as he decides to spend the night taking risks and bumps into a man who takes a shining to him. But is it for the right reasons?
After a chaotic night, Ste lends James a shoulder to cry on and he finally lets him. As he promises to change, James makes a drastic decision that puts all his faith in Ste.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays - Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4