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Home and Away spoilers: WHY does Dean Thompson clash with Amber?

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

Dean Thompson reckons it is time to introduce his long-lost son, Jai to his mum Karen on Home and Away. However, his ex, Amber has other ideas!

With final preparations underway for Dean Thompson's (played by Patrick O'Connor) young son Jai’s (River Jarvis) birthday, Dean wonders if it's time to reveal his BIG secret to his mum, Karen on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings).

However, when Dean tells his ex, Amber Simmons (Madeleine Jevic) he thinks it is time his mum met their son, Jai, she refuses to let it happen!

WHAT is Amber's problem with Karen?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Tane Parata

Ziggy gets Tane a job at the garage on Home and Away

Meanwhile, with boss Justin Morgan (James Stewart) still recovering after hospital surgery, mechanic Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) is in need of help at the garage.

After finding Tane Parata (Ethan Browne) down on his luck, after quitting his job at local restaurant Salt, Ziggy convinces Justin to hire Tane.

Ziggy is convinced Tane is the man for the job, and later the pair head out for drinks at Salt to celebrate Tane's new employment.

However, it doesn't take long for tongues to start wagging. And newly single Ziggy is alarmed when the local gossips think she is out on a date with Tane!

WHY is everyone saying that? Are there any fuzzy feelings between Ziggy and her hunky new co-worker?

Home and Away, Leah Patterson, Justin Morgan

Justin is hiding his secret symptoms from girlfriend Leah on Home and Away...

Elsewhere, Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) is pleased to see boyfriend, Justin appears to be on the mend.

But little does Leah know but Justin has started to experience worrying symptoms again after his back surgery.

Could it be his recent medical crisis isn't over yet?

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.