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Home and Away spoilers: Maggie Astoni wants to LEAVE Summer Bay!

Home and Away, Maggie Astoni

After another run-in with both Ben and Gemma on Home and Away, Maggie Astoni decides enough is enough and makes a BIG decision...

Maggie Astoni (played by Kestie Morassi) is still feeling hurt and humiliated over the discovery her estranged husband, Ben (Rohan Nichol) had a quick fling with Gemma Parata (Bree Peters) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Even though Ben and Gemma have now decided to remain just good friends, and Ben has tried to apologise for hurting Maggie's feelings, she is still keeping her distance.

However, when Maggie sees Ben and Gemma share a tender moment together on the balcony outside Salt, she completely gets the wrong idea and storms off!

Deciding enough is enough, Maggie decides it's time for a fresh start and applies for a school job transfer out of Summer Bay!

Home and Away, Gemma Parata

WHY won't Gemma help Colby with his police investigation into the break-in at the Diner on Home and Away?

Meanwhile, policeman Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) is still reeling from Gemma's refusal to give voluntary fingerprints.

Colby points out that he is just trying to eliminate her as a suspect in the break-in at the Diner, since she works there part-time.

But suspect or not, Gemma makes it very clear she does NOT consent to finger printing. She won't be helping Colby with his police enquiries!

Home and Away, Ryder Jackson, Evan Slater

Ryder is prepared to put everything on hold to help his dying dad Evan on Home and Away

Elsewhere, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) is relieved he has convinced his terminally-ill dad, Evan Slater (Cameron Daddo) to stick around in Summer Bay.

However, when Evan senses Ryder is prepared to put his life on hold to care for him during his dying days, tensions arise...

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

Simon Timblick
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.