Home and Away spoilers: Romance for Ben Astoni and Gemma Parata?

Home and Away, Gemma Parata, Ben Astoni
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Maggie Astoni is not happy when she sees her estranged hubby Ben looking more than friendly with single lady Gemma on Home and Away!

Ben Astoni (played by Rohan Nichol) seems to have already moved on after the break-up of his marriage to Maggie (Kestie Morassi) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Ben has been enjoying the company of Gemma Parata (Bree Peters), much to the annoyance of her teenage son, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo).

Nikau isn't the only one annoyed by the closeness between Ben and Gemma...

Home and Away, Maggie Astoni

Maggie sees Ben looking flirty with Gemma on Home and Away... and she's NOT happy!

After seeing the pair looking flirty together at Salt, Maggie decides to confront Ben about it.

But he basically tells Maggie to mind her own business!

Later, after a drunken game of pool at the Surf Club, Ben invites Gemma back to his motel room!

Will she agree to take their relationship to the next level?

Home and Away, Ryder Jackson, Evan Slater

Ryder decides to make the most of the time he has left with his dying dad, Evan on Home and Away

Meanwhile, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) is still reeling from the SHOCK revelation about his dad, Evan Slater (Cameron Daddo).

Ryder wants to confront Evan about his terminal illness and the reason he didn't reveal the truth earlier.

But after some words of advice from his buddy, Nikau, Ryder decides to just enjoy spending time with his long-lost dad before it is too late.

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/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.