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Home and Away spoilers: Bella Nixon flees Summer Bay!

Home and Away, Bella Nixon, Colby Thorne

Feeling guilty about all the BIG drama she has brought into her brother Colby's life, Bella decides to pack her bags and leave the Bay...

Colby Thorne has been doing his best to help his teenage sister Bella Nixon settle back into life in Summer Bay after all the drama involving her baddie dad, Ross Nixon.

However, Bella remains unaware of Ross's fate and has confided in school teacher Simone Bedford how she fears Ross will return one day and try and kill Colby. If only Bella knew the truth!

Instead, Colby decides to try and focus on helping Bella and surprises her by giving her bedroom at the apartment a makeover.

However, when Bella later overhears a conversation and discovers Colby has decided to quit the police force, she feels she is somehow to blame for his decision. So she secretly packs her bags, leaves Colby a note and flees from Summer Bay...

Home and Away, Brody Morgan, Simone Bedford

Brody can't keep away from secret lover Simone (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Brody Morgan is still under pressure from his brother Justin to end his affair with Simone and focus on his marriage to Ziggy.

But unable to avoid bumping into Simone, now she is working with Brody's mum-in-law Maggie Astoni at Summer Bay High, the love cheat chef desperately tries to speak to Simone and ask for another chance.

Not wanting to be 'the other woman', Simone angrily tells Brody he's got nobody but himself to blame for his unhappiness.

But not wanting to give up on Simone, will Brody finally make a decision: his marriage or his affair?

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.