Coco makes a SURPRISE return to Summer Bay for Raffy's 16th birthday celebrations... and quickly clashes with Brody and Simone...
As preparations get underway for Raffy Morrison's 16th birthday celebrations at her chef brother Brody Morgan's restaurant, Salt, her boyfriend Ryder Jackson is planning an extra special surprise.
However, when the party starts and there's still no sign of Ryder, Raffy begins to worry what's going on.
But all is revealed when Ryder returns... with their former Summer Bay High bestie, Coco Astoni, temporarily back from boarding school. Hurrah!
Unfortunately, it's not long before tempers flare at the party when Coco confronts Brody Morgan for cheating on his wife (and Coco's older sister) Ziggy with Simone Bedford.
As events take an awkward turn, it's clear Coco has no intention of accepting Brody and Simone. Will it speed-up Brody's plans to sell Salt and leave town with Simone?
Meanwhile, Tori Morgan's in for a pleasant surprise when she hears from friend Robbo that he and Jasmine Delaney are officially engaged... again!
Robbo is determined to do right by Jasmine this time, by sorting himself out through counselling sessions and also being a good dad to his and Tori's baby.
Three's normally a crowd but it looks like the Tori/Robbo/Jasmine arrangement could actually work out!
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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)