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Home and Away spoilers: Colby Thorne and Bella Nixon clash over Nikau

Home and Away, Colby Thorne, Bella Nixon, Nikau Parata
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After policeman Colby interrupts Bella and Nikau's cosy night in together, the siblings continue to clash over Bella's boyfriend on Home and Away

Just as Bella Nixon (played by Courtney Miller) and her boyfriend, Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) are getting cosy, the teenagers are interrupted by the return of Bella's policeman brother, Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

After protective Colby once again warns Bella to stay away from Nikau, she snaps and warns him not to make her choose between him and Nikau.

Colby has long had suspicions that the Parata family have been involved with some local crimes including a break-in at the Diner.

But can the copper now put his prejudices about the Parata family aside or risk pushing Bella away?

Home and Away, Ari Parata, Mackenzie Booth

Is this the end for Mackenzie and Ari on Home and Away?

Meanwhile, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) fears she has messed everything up between her and Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams) after coming clean about her feelings for Ari's younger brother, Tane (Ethan Browne).

After Ari storms off, Mackenzie shares her woes with her brother, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor).

Dean encourages Mackenzie to fight for Ari, if he is definitely the one she wants.

But will angry Ari be prepared to hear her out as Mackenzie tries to explain her true feelings and win back his trust?

Home and Away, Alf Stewart, Marilyn Chambers

Is Summer Bay House about to get a new resident on Home and Away?

Elsewhere, Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) is talk of the town after moving out of the house she shares with estranged hubby, John Palmer (Shane Withington) and into a motel.

But family friend, Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) refuses to allow Marilyn to deal with her marriage break-up alone.

Alf insists Marilyn move into Summer Bay House.

Will lonely and emotional Marilyn accept Alf's offer for a new start?

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/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.