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Home and Away spoilers: Car crash danger for John Palmer!

Home and Away, John Palmer

After falling asleep at the wheel of his car, things go from bad to worse for John Palmer when he crashes his car and suffers a head injury...

John Palmer (played by Shane Withington) is exhausted on Home and Away (opens in new tab), as he continues to drive backwards and forwards between Summer Bay and the city to visit his injured soldier son, Jett.

John's wife Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) thinks he's being overprotective of Jett and needs to make up his mind whether he is coming or going, because their lives are in Summer Bay. But her warning has fallen on deaf ears.

On his way to visit Jett in the city, John starts to fall asleep and loses control of his car, which crashes and leaves him with a head injury. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, will a confused and injured John wander off into danger?

Meanwhile, having taken the advice of her mystery online friend "Tommy", teenager Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) is happy staying put at the Beach House rather than moving back in with her big brother, Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin).

Home and Away, Bella Nixon, Raffy Morrison

Bella introduces Raffy to her online friend, "Tommy" on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

Home and Away, Raffy Morrison, Bella Nixon

Raffy warns Bella about the dangers of the internet on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

However, Bella's schoolfriend Raffy Morrison (Olivia Deeble) becomes worried when she discovers Bella is sharing personal information with her new online friend.

But when Raffy tries to warn Bella about "stranger danger", will the rebel teenager listen to her warning?

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.