Carmel McQueen's scar worries
Hollyoaks' Carmel McQueen fears she has been scarred for life after a tanning lamp exploded in her face and thinks she will never find a man to love her
Hollyoaks' Carmel McQueen fears she has been scarred for life after a tanning lamp exploded in her face.
The bubbly beautician - played by Gemma Merna - will struggle to cope with her distorted looks after she was almost blinded in the accident because she is so image conscious.
Gemma said: "Carmel has spent years working in the beauty trade. Image is absolutely everything to her, so she is devastated.
"She feels ugly and thinks other people will think she's ugly, too."
Carmel is also worried her scars will put men off her and will no longer want to date her.
Gemma added: "She's always had this dream of meeting her Prince Charming but she feels that's never going to happen now and she's going to be stuck on her own."
Fans of the Channel 4 soap watched in horror as the tanning lamp exploded in her face and tonight (18.06.12) they will see the blonde beauty's family rally round her in hospital to help her come to terms with her injuries.