Home and Away spoilers: Maggie and Ben Astoni have a romantic getaway

Home and Away Week26 Maggie and Ben

Maggie surprises hubby Ben when she arranges a romantic overnight getaway for them at a picturesque beachside cottage

Every moment counts for cancer patient Maggie Astoni. So she decides to surprise her husband Ben with a romantic overnight trip to a pretty beachside cottage.

But Ben is worried the trip will be all too much for Maggie, who was just in hospital battling pneumonia. However, when Ben sees how much it means to Maggie to enjoy some carefree time alone with him, will he finally relax and enjoy their time together?

Elsewhere, Robbo is back in the Bay after deciding returning to a life with the Feds is not for him. But how will the ex-copper react when he discovers what's happening with his flat mate Colby? And could Robbo be the one to smell a rat where scheming Ebony is concerned?

Meanwhile, Willow still can't bring herself to tell ex-boyfriend Justin the real reason she broke-up with him, after Justin's ex, Nina Gilbert dropped a big dilemma on her. And it looks like romance is in store for Justin's sister Tori when she finds herself in a passionate snog with ex-boyfriend Martin "Ash" Ashford!

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.