Carmel (Gemma Merna) has been feeling insecure about her facial scar after a tanning machine exploded in her face back in the summer, so Nana McQueen (Diane Langton) will soon step in by encouraging Barney to ask her granddaughter out - hoping that it will boost the beautician's self-esteem.
When Barney (Tom Scurr) invites Carmel out to dinner, he is delighted as she agrees to the date. However, he soon feels awkward when Nana takes things a step further by offering him cash to make the date extra special.
In the end, Nana's money isn't necessary as Carmel prefers to have some quiet drinks with Barney at The Dog In The Pond rather than heading out to a fancy restaurant.
Later in the week, the pair's second date sees them pop along to the SU Bar, where they take part in a drinking competition and win Lederhosen as a prize!
It seems that Barney and Carmel are genuinely smitten with each other, but would Carmel be angry if she knew about Nana pulling the strings?
Hollyoaks airs these scenes on Monday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 28 at 6.30pm on Channel 4.