Home and Away spoilers: Bella is alarmed by Irene's SHOCK decision!

Home and Away, Irene Roberts, Bella Nixon

What will Bella do when she discovers Irene is heading for the hospital to check on stalker Tommy on Home and Away?

As the police continue to investigate the case of the mystery man who was dumped outside the local hospital with a serious head injury, Irene Roberts (played by Lynne McGranger) continues to worry that she and teenager Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) will soon be found out on Home and Away (opens in new tab).

After freaking out when she found some of stalker Tommy's blood on the bedsheets, Irene wants to call the hospital to find out if he is dead or alive. But Bella reminds Irene they both need to lie low.

But unable to deal with her increasing guilt over her attack on Tommy, Irene decides to take matters into her own hands and go to the hospital herself to find out! Is Irene about to drop her and Bella in it?

Home and Away, Ben Astoni, Maggie Astoni

Can Ben find a way to clear his name over the drug smuggling allegations on Home and Away? (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, the day of Ben Astoni's (Rohan Nichol) bail hearing arrives and his wife Maggie (Kestie Morassi) is relieved when he is released from police custody.

However, still unable to prove he had nothing to do with the surf board drugs smuggling, the future is looking bleak for his business, Ben's Boards...

Elsewhere in Summer Bay, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) is getting fed-up with constantly being in the bad books with his girlfriend Raffy Morrison (Olivia Deeble).

After enjoying the attention from an extra flirty customer at restaurant Salt, barman Ryder decides he wants to try different things and meet interesting new people.

Home and Away, Ryder Jackson

Raffy wants to broaden his horizons (Picture: Channel 5)

Home and Away, Raffy Morrison

Ryder has something to tell his girlfriend Raffy on Home and Away... and she's not gonna like it! (Picture: Channel 5)

So when Raffy approaches Ryder with an ultimatum - change your behaviour or else - she's the one who is in for a shock when Ryder announces he wants to break up!

Home and Away continues weekdays 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.