Home and Away spoilers: Will Irene Roberts go on the run?

Home and Away, Irene Roberts

After writing a goodbye note, Irene Roberts is ready to do a runner before her court case begins on Home and Away. Will Leah Patterson convince her to stay?

As the day of her trial arrives, Irene Roberts (played by Lynne McGranger) is ready to go on the run on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings).

After reading a news article online, detailing her troubled past with alcohol, brushes with the law and strained relationship with her children, Irene fears her past troubles will be used against her in court, where she'll stand trial for the assault of online stalker, Tommy.

More certain than ever she'll be sent to prison, Irene has penned a goodbye note to friend Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) and is now ready for a life on the run!

Home and Away, Irene Roberts

Irene Roberts has left Leah Patterson a goodbye note, as she prepares to do a runner from Summer Bay on Home and Away!

However, Leah notices Irene's strange behaviour and catches her as she is preparing to flee!

Can Leah convince Irene to stick around and fight for justice?

Meanwhile, having agree to testify at Irene's trial, teenager Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) is beginning to come around to the idea of returning to school.

Her friends Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) and Raffy Morrison (Olivia Deeble) challenge her to come back to Summer Bay High. But how will her first day back at school go?

Elsewhere, Maggie Astoni (Kestie Morassi) remains hopeful she and husband Ben (Rohan Nichol) can get their marriage back on track, despite his current battle with depression.

Home and Away, Ben Astoni

Does Ben, who is struggling with depression, still believe in his marriage to Maggie on Home and Away?

However, Maggie is left wondering what's going on when she finds Ben's van at the Caravan Park empty and a note saying he will be back soon...

Where has Ben gone?

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5

Simon Timblick

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.