HOLLYOAKS fans are convinced Kyle dies on New Year’s Eve 2020 as the flash-forward episode reveals John Paul McQueen wailing by a body bag.
The E4 soap flicked between the present New Year’s Eve and the events of a year later on Friday’s hour long special.
The episode showcased the dark storylines awaiting the characters in the coming year, from drug running to murder.
The most shocking image from the flash forward scenes was John Paul crying over a body bag.
While no one knows who is dead, they drop several hints of the murderer’s identity – as Darren is confronted by police with a knife covered in blood, and Juliet has blood on her face.
However, fans are speculating that Kyle is killed in next year’s dramatic episode.
In the present timeline, Nancy revealed she had an affair with Darren, causing Kyle to storm off.
She tracks Kyle down and drops the bombshell that she’s pregnant with his baby.
Then she gets down on one knee and proposes, which Kyle eventually accepts.
However, in the flash-forward, Kyle is nowhere to be seen – as a devastated Nancy is confronted by police with evidence of her son, Charlie’s, drug running.
One fan suggested Charlie is the murderer, as the pressures of the drug trade and his family falling apart leads him to violence.
“Kyle… I reckon is having an affair with JP (and that Nancy won’t actually find out until after Kyle’s death),” the fan wrote on the DigitalSpy soap forums.
“I reckon that’s Kyle in the body bag, perhaps stabbed by Charlie who found out about his affair with JP and it was the final straw for him.
“The stress of hiding the drugs along with another family set up falling apart?”
This wasn’t their idea alone, as people on Twitter had the same idea, with one person saying: “Kyle is the only reason JP would be crying like that”.
Another added: “Prediction is Kyle & Nancy’s relationship falls through and Kyle moves on with John Paul and (for whatever reason) Darren kills him. #Hollyoaks #HollyoaksFlashForward”
A third remarked: “What’s everyone’s ideas? Ollie taking drugs because he misses his newborn son? Kyle gets with John Paul and then is killed? Darren could think he’s going down for it? Who’s getting married- must be linked to both Marnie and Misbah?”