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Home and Away spoilers: Cancer patient Maggie Astoni shaves her hair off

With the support of her husband Ben and daughters Ziggy and Coco, cancer patient Maggie takes drastic action over her hair loss

As Maggie's hair continues to fall out from the aggressive cancer treatment, her daughter Coco suggests she take the plunge and shave all her hair off. But is Maggie ready for such a drastic step?

While Maggie's husband Ben and their eldest daughter Ziggy think there must be another way to deal with hair loss, Coco is full of words of wisdom, having just returned from camp where she heard tales of how other kids have helped parents with cancer.

With her family by her side, Maggie eventually decides to take control and shave her head. But will she be able to adjust to her new look? Or will it just make Maggie feel even more sick?

Elsewhere in the Bay, Robbo meets up with Lance, his buddy from the Feds. Robbo is unsure where his life is going in Summer Bay and is seriously considering becoming a Federal Agent again. But has he still got what it takes to return to his old life?

Catch Home and Away from Monday 4th June at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5.

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.