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Home and Away spoilers: Dean and Ziggy argue over Mackenzie

Home and Away, Dean Thompson, Ziggy Astoni

Dean is still reeling from the bombshell that Salt boss Mackenzie is his long-lost sister! Can girlfriend Ziggy convince Dean to give Mackenzie a go?

Dean Thompson's (played by Patrick O'Connor) search for his long-lost dad, Rick Booth didn't exactly end in a happy family reunion last year on Home and Away. So now he's in a right 'ol muddle after discovering new Salt boss Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) is his secret half-sister!

Home and Away, Willow Harris, Ziggy Astoni, Dean Thompson

Dean gets in a grouch when questioned about Mackenzie in Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

Dean makes it clear to girlfriend Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) he wants nothing to do with Mackenzie. However, Ziggy who is much closer to her own family reminds her fella that families can be a big support when you're down on your luck.

After a heart-to-heart with Ziggy about the situation, will Dean agree to consider getting to know Mackenzie? Or will he assume she's not to be trusted, just like his dad?

Home and Away, Jasmine Delaney, Robbo

Jasmine and Robbo are engaged to be married in Home and Away... but why hasn't he introduced her to his parents? (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere in the Bay, Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost) is excited when the invites for her and fiance Robbo's (Jake Ryan) wedding arrive.

But when friend Willow Harris (Sarah Roberts) notices the names of Robbo's parents, Ian and Wendy Shaw, at the top of the wedding guest list, she asks Jasmine what they are like. But to Willow's surprise, Jasmine admits she has never met them!

With the reality hitting that she's about to marry into a family she's never even met, Jasmine pushes Robbo to introduce her to his parents. But is there a reason he's trying to delay them meeting?

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.