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Home and Away spoilers: Mackenzie is Dean's SECRET sister!

Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth

Dean is in for a SHOCK when Mackenzie, the new owner of restaurant Salt, reveals the real reason she's come to Summer Bay...

himSo far, Mackenzie Booth (played by Emily Weir) has yet to reveal the REAL reason she has moved from the city to Summer Bay to take over the running of local restaurant, Salt in Home and Away (opens in new tab).

However, the restaurant boss seems to have taken a particular interest in local surfer dude, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor). After cheekily asking for a surf lesson from him, she starts questioning Dean about his life. But he quickly shuts her down.

After observing how Mackenzie has been flirting with his best buddy Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin), Dean goes to warn her off, since Colby is still getting over his short-lived marriage to policewoman, Chelsea Campbell.

But Dean is in for a surprise when Mackenzie reveals she's come to the Bay to get to know him better... since she is his secret half-sister!

Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth, Dean Thompson

Mackenzie reveals her true idenity to Dean in Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) is excited after being invited to London to see her former lodger Olivia Fraser Richards put on a catwalk fashion show.

Colby sees this is as a good opportunity to invite his teenage sister Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) to move back in with him, since she's been living with Irene since their massive bust-up over her bad behaviour.

But will Bella agree to move back home permanently?

Home and Away, Colby Thorne, Bella Nixon

Will Bella agree to move back home with brother Colby in Home and Away? (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere, Ben Astoni (Rohan Nichol) and employee Dean are working overtime at the Surf Club to try and fulfil the massive order of surf boards they've received.

But there's a BIG problem. The fellas have run out of storage space to stash all the blank boards they need to work on. Luckily, Dean has a plan but it involves pulling a fast-one on Surf Club boss, John Palmer (Shane Withington)!

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

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Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

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