Home and Away spoilers: Marilyn Chambers gets SHOCK ultimatum!

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers, John Palmer

Marilyn Chambers is shocked to discover hubby John has snooped into the past of the Parata's on Home and Away. But she's about to get another unwelcome surprise...

John Palmer (played by Shane Withington) is confident he now has the evidence he needs to send the Parata family packing on Home and Away (1:15pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

John has uncovered a SHOCK secret from the family's past. But what?

Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) is stunned when she discovers what John has been up to.

But he made it very clear he wasn't happy when she first invited homeless Ari Parata (Rob Kippa-Williams), his teenage nephew Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and Nikau's mum Gemma (Bree Peters) to move into the Palmer house.

How will Marilyn react when John drops an ultimatum: either the Parata family find somewhere else to live... or he will!

Home and Away, Ari Parata, Alex Neilson

Ari needs a favour from Alex on Home and Away

Meanwhile, Ari still hasn't had any luck finding a job.

Determined to support his family, Ari puts pressure on Dr Alex Neilson (Zoe Ventoura) to give him the medical all-clear which will help his job search.

Not convinced that Ari is back to being fighting fit after the accident he had while working on a construction site, will Alex grant him his wish?

Home and Away, Maggie Astoni, Nikau Parata, Bella Nixon, Roo Stewart

Bella has some surprise news for Maggie and Roo on Home and Away!

Elsewhere, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) is starting to feel like a third wheel as friend Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) gets closer with new-lad-in-town, Nikau.

After a heart-to-heart with Nikau about her future at Summer Bay High, Bella comes to a SUPRISE decision and breaks the news to startled teachers Maggie Astoni (Kestie Morassi) and Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker)...

WHAT has Bella decided she's going to do?

Home and Away continues every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:15pm 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.