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Home and Away spoilers: Mackenzie Booth hooks-up with Ari Parata!

Home and Away, Ari Parata, Mackenzie Booth

Despite Dean's attempt to sabotage things between them, Mackenzie Booth and Ari finally give into their feelings and sleep together on Home and Away!

Mackenzie Booth (played by Emily Weir) is looking to move on after her break-up with Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Mackenzie has set her sights on Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams), since he began flirting with her at restaurant Salt.

However, little does Mackenzie know, but her brother Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) has warned Ari not to get involved with Mackenzie, in case she finds out about his criminal past.

But Mackenzie is determined to get her man!

When she goes looking for Ari at the Caravan Park to find out why he has been avoiding her, their flirtatious banter leads to a kiss... and then a whole LOT more!

Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth, Ari Parata

Flirty fun leads to a night of passion for Mackenzie and Ari on Home and Away!

Meanwhile, Colby is still trying to find the right moment to talk to Mackenzie about them getting back together again.

Is Colby about to learn the harsh truth that Mackenzie has already moved on?

Home and Away, Nikau Parata, Bella Nixon

Will Bella find the right moment to tell Nikau how she really feels on Home and Away?

Elsewhere, Colby's teenage sister, Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) also has romance on her mind.

She's begun to fall for new buddy, Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and is trying to pluck up the courage to tell him how she feels.

But things don't go quite as planned! How will Nikau 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.