Sarah Barnes, Hollyoaks
Sarah Barnes (Loui Batley)
On long-running British soap opera Hollyoaks, aspiring model Sarah Barnes storylines mainly revolved around her failed relationships. According to actress Loui Bartley, Sarah relies on people too much for support and was “man-crazy” in her early years.
Sarah begins to question her sexuality after she drunkenly sleeps with her best friend, and fathers’ girlfriend, Zoe Carpenter. After this Sarah feels guilty and can’t look at Zoe, who tells her it was a drunken mistake and urges her to put it behind her. Sarah then deals with her confused feelings by having sex with random teenagers.
Sarah then becomes good friends with Lydia, who reveals herself to be a lesbian. They share a kiss that yet again leaves Sarah confused. She finally admits her attraction to Lydia and that she thinks she is bisexual, and the two begin a relationship. They later break up after Sarah catches Lydia kissing her ex-girlfriend.
Sarah and Zoe grow closer again leaving Lydia growing increasingly jealous of them. When Sarah and Zoe go skydiving Lydia follows them and cuts Zoe’s parachute, however, the parachutes get mixed up leaving Sarah to fall to her death with a faulty parachute.
- 144 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Lydia Hart (Lydia Kelly, main cast 2009-2010)
- Zoe Carpenter (Zoë Lister, main cast)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Rhys Ashworth 💀(Andrew Moss, main cast)
- Craig Dean (Guy Burnet, main cast)
- Roger Kiddle (Quentin Tibble, recurring)
- Elliot Bevan (Garnon Davies, main cast)
- Archie Carpenter (Stephen Beard, main cast)
- Warren Fox (Jamie Lomas, main cast)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
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.