But who was behind the leak?
It’s the first day back at school and whilst Mason takes dating advice from online forums, a ‘free DeMarcus’ campaign is headed by Leah.
An attempt to impress Ella backfires when Mason pushes her closer to a reunion with her ex-boyfriend Charlie.
Yazz encourages Leah to continue with her campaign, which leads to a freedom protest, and Yazz gets the blame. Putting her job on the line, Yazz helps spread the word of Leah’s ‘free DeMarcus’ campaign. But has she done herself out of a job?
When Charlie suggests keeping their relationship fun, Ella is convinced that he doesn't fancy her, but after some encouragement from Leah, she sends him a selfie.
The next day, Ella panics about the pictures she sent to Charlie and begs him to delete them.
Elsewhere, Mason starts to be influenced by the online forum, secretly headed up by Eric. And a back-to-school sports day ends in disaster when Mason reaches boiling point and launches a ball at Ella.
After Charlie chases him into the school, an argument breaks out and Nancy quickly catches Charlie punching Mason. Far from pleased with her boyfriend’s actions, Ella makes a big decision and later her private photos are posted online.
Mortified, Ella refuses to go to school and all eyes are on Charlie as he promises he didn’t leak them. Feeling awful for not being there for her niece, Cindy has a proposition for her.
With Cindy and Nancy both determined to find out who really leaked Ella’s photos, they decide that whoever has Charlie’s phone must know what happened. However, just when it looks like the culprit will be outed, someone sets off the fire alarm.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4 with first look episodes available weekday mornings on All4 and weekday evenings at 7pm on E4