But what is he running away from?
Omar Malik joins the cast of Hollyoaks as Sami's step cousin, Shaqeel (Shaq) Qureshi and is set to ruffle more than a few feathers with his chaotic arrival, and wastes no time getting to know the single ladies in town. Could be a new romance on the cards?
When he shows up in the village in his wedding Sherwani, it's alleged that he ditched his fiancé on their wedding day. Whilst he is hiding, he overhears a private conversation, and is now in possession of a secret that could destroy a couple.
With Sami still blissfully unaware that his girlfriend has been lying about her pregnancy, will straight-talking Shaq be the one to find out the truth?
As he surprises his Maalik family, Auntie Misbah is suspicious about why his wedding didn’t go ahead but agrees to let him stay as long as there’s no womanising under her roof.
However, after Shaq catches the eye of a single McQueen lady, Misbah is appalled when she returns from a night shift to find Theresa McQueen sneaking out of the back door, and then Theresa’s cousin, Goldie later!
Calling for help, Misbah thinks her nephew is out of control. But has she got the wrong end of the stick?
When Misbah calls for Marnie’s refined touch, to try and get her nephew, Shaq under control with the ladies, Marnie senses that he is hiding something big about why he’s come to the village.
Hollyoaks continues Mondays - Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4