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Home and Away spoilers: Dean Thompson panics over SHOCK news!

Home and Away, Dean Thompson, Colby Thorne

The Mangrove River crew are reeling from the news about dead Ross on Home and Away, especially Colby's partner-in-crime, Dean Thompson...

Colby Thorne (played by Tim Franklin) is managing to remain strangely calm after learning the police have discovered the dead body of his hated stepdad, Ross Nixon out in the bush on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Colby's teenage sister, Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) fears he will go to prison if the truth comes out that policeman Colby shot Ross dead for all the terrible things he had done.

Colby tries to keep everyone calm, convinced that Ross's murder won't lead back to any of them.

Home and Away, Colby Thorne, Dean Thompson

Colby is convinced that Ross's murder cannot be traced back to them. But Dean is not so sure on Home and Away...

But Colby's best buddy, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) is not convinced.

After all, Dean was the one who helped Colby cover-up the crime that fateful night.

What if they weren't as clever covering their tracks as they thought?

Home and Away, Tane Parata, Nikau Parata

Tane SNAPS when nephew Nikau teases him about his secret feelings for Mackenzie on Home and Away...

Meanwhile, the Parata house is suddenly feeling crowded for Tane Parata (Ethan Browne), as he looks on jealously while his older brother, Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) gets it on with girlfriend, Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) in the swimming pool.

Clocking the tension, Tane's teenage nephew, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) questions whether his uncle Tane is attracted to Mackenzie.

But as Nikau continues to push the matter, Tane SNAPS and takes his frustrations out on Nikau...

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.