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Home and Away spoilers: Dean Thompson confesses to pill addiction

Home and Away, Dean Thompson

After Dean's latest bout of bizarre behaviour, the surfer dude finally comes clean and tells Colby and Willow about his sleeping pill addiction

In the aftermath of Dean Thompson's bizarre and scary attempt to drag teenager Bella Nixon off to see her dead dad, Ross, it's not long before Bella's big brother Colby Thorne finds out what has happened.

With Bella still none-the-wiser that Ross is dead and both Colby and Dean were involved in covering up the crime, Colby fears Dean is at breaking point and the terrible truth could soon get out.

But both Colby and Dean's ex-girlfriend Willow Harris are in for a shock when Dean admits the reason behind his recent irrational behaviour is because he's become addicted to sleeping pills he's been buying off a dodgy River Boys contact.

Can Willow and Colby find a way to help Dean beat his addiction?

Home and Away, Ziggy Morgan, Maggie Astoni

Ziggy was devastated when she discovered Brody has been cheating on her (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere in Summer Bay, Ziggy Morgan has been hiding out at the Farm House after discovering her husband Brody has been having a secret affair with Summer Bay High's new support teacher, Simone Bedford.

After being encouraged to confront Brody and get some answers from the love cheat, Ziggy returns to the Morgan house to do just that. But what will Brody have to say for himself?

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers, John Palmer, Chaplan Wilson

Marilyn and John receive SHOCK news about Jett... (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Marilyn Chambers and John Palmer are still reeling from the news their soldier son Jett has been critically injured during an explosion at the army base in Afghanistan.

Jett's been flown to a hospital in Germany for emergency surgery but Marilyn and John are unable to find out further information.

Afraid Jett could die and that she should be by his side, Marilyn makes a sudden decision. How will John react?

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.