With actor Guy Burnett busy getting his kit off in racy US drama The Affair, sadly there was no on-screen reunion for soap's star-crossed lovers, but that didn't stop fans losing their minds at the surprise final scene. "John Paul leaving with that Phone call from Craig was the perfect ending to his time in Hollyoaks," wrote one user. "So sad to see John Paul go (again) but couldn't have had a better ending. JP and Craig are meant to be together," said another. One easily pleased viewer added: "At least they did not die."
I'm glad that John Paul exit was a happy ending and a hope with Craig, at least they did not die #Hollyoaks ♥️— BettaKlaineRobron♥ (@elirobron2) March 8, 2017
Commenting on the reasons on his second departure from the show, Sutton joked: "We've done a lot of big issue-based stuff and also John Paul has slept with half the village already.
"He was running out of fellas! It was very sad but it's exciting at the same time."
*sniffs* Sorry, you'll have to excuse us while we go and update the old McDean fan-fiction blog... Hollyoaks continues tonight (March 9) at 6.30pm on Channel 4. More stories: Single & Fabulous? | ‘Can we really be monogamous and live happily ever after?’ Former British soldier and LGBT activist James Wharton opens up about chemsex struggle— Hollyoaks (@Hollyoaks) March 8, 2017