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Pete Buchanan is a fictional character and major antagonist of Hollyoaks.
He served as a secondary antagonist in 2015-2016, a minor antagonist in 2018 and a supporting antagonist in 2021.
Pete is Reenie McQueen's ex-boyfriend, it is revealed that he sexually assaulted Porsche McQueen when she was 15 years old and subjected her younger sisters, Celine and Cleo to varying levels of abuse. He leaves Reenie after Cleo and Porche stand up to him but later returns at Cleo's begs, who is desperate for her mother, Reenie, to lay off drinking, which has got out of hand since Pete left. Pete grows extremely jealous of Cleo's relationship with her boyfriend, Harry, even persuading Jack Osborne to rethink his decision of letting Cleo work for him during the summer. To prevent Cleo from going to see Harry, Pete rapes Cleo. Pete proposes to Reenie but this is only so he can get as close to Cleo as possible. Pete continues to sexually abuse cleo at every chance he gets, even sabotaging Porche's birthday party in order to get another chance to do so. He was sentenced to 7 years for sexually abusing Cleo. He made a brief return in 2018 when Joel went to visit him to warn him never to contact Cleo again and beating him nearly to death. After serving 5 years in prison, Pete was released and begun stalking Cleo and her new boyfriend Toby.
Pete is charming and deceptive as well as seeming to be "a nice guy" and as such he was able to convince Reenie that Porsche propositioned him at the time of the event. He is extremely possessive of Cleo to the point of trying her from any life or friends out side of him.