"Holding Out For a Hero" is the 12th episode in Series 6 of The Dumping Ground and the 102nd episode overall. It aired on March 30, 2018.


Someone knows that Ryan stole the watch, and he's determined to find out who's trying to blackmail him. Forced to ride a trike and dress up as a clown in front of the Mayoress, Ryan is embarrassed in front of everyone. With the burglary fresh in her mind, Taz is on edge as Floss looks for a way to help her friend. A lump of coal in the fruit bowl reveals a new truth about May-Li - she's pregnant.


  • May-Li is pregnant.
  • This is the second time a midseason finale has aired on Good Friday. Coincidentally, that episode also involved Ryan as one of the central characters.
  • This is the fourth episode to feature a "Previously..." segment at the beginning of the episode. The other three episodes being: Jody in Wonderland, What Lies Beneath and Saved by the Bell.
  • The title of this episode is a reference to the song Holding Out For a Hero by Bonnie Tyler, and is also a reference to Ryan being thought to be a hero.