Lydia Hart, Hollyoaks
Lydia Hart (Lydia Kelly)
The character of Lydia Hart was created as the new love interest for the sexually confused and already established character, Sarah Barnes. Lydia was an out lesbian, and her first relationship off-screen was with ex-girlfriend Charlotte. The relationship ended due to Lydia’s constant jealousy and her clingy nature, and Lydia tried to commit suicide soon after.
Lydia and Sarah
Lydia’s relationship with Sarah Barnes was more serious, however Sarah ended the relationship after Lydia became interfering and tried to control her life due to falling in love with her. Lydia became jealous of Sarah and of her relationship with Zoe, and the character’s vulnerability became the center of her deranged campaign for revenge in the latter part of 2009, as she was excluded from Sarah’s life.
Lydia and Charlotte
Even though Lydia and Charlotte got back together, Lydia’s jealousy went out of control when she sabotaged a parachute meant for Zoe that was used by Sarah. She was completely destroyed by Sarah’s death, and tried to commit suicide once again.
Lydia and Zoe
Lydia then started to befriend Zoe, and became obsessed with her, because she loved Sarah and Sarah loved Zoe and she believed she needed to be with Zoe. Meanwhile, Zoe went along with her and even seduced her in order to gain a confession for Sarah’s murder. The culmination of the plot saw Lydia stab Zoe in a “brutal attack”, ultimately leading to the arrest of Lydia when the police arrived. She was later charged with the murder of Sarah and the attempted murder of Zoe and ended up in prison.
- 46 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Charlotte Lau (Amy Yamazaki, lesbian, regular 70 episodes)
- Sarah Barnes 💀 (Loui Batley, bisexual, regular 144 episodes)
- Zoe Carpenter (Zoë Lister, bisexual, regular)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.