Dean and Ziggy are not impressed when they discover teenager Bella has secretly sneaked along for the ride to the Outback with them.
As Ziggy Morgan and Dean Thompson drive off to the Outback for the Bush Bomb Rally, they are unaware that teenager Bella Nixon has secretly hitched a ride with them by hiding in the boot of their car!
Bella is still convinced Dean belongs back together with his ex-girlfriend Willow Harris and is determined to stop any romantic happenings between Dean and mechanic mate, Ziggy.
However, the schoolgirl is busted when Dean and Ziggy arrive at the starting point for the rally and Dean opens the boot of the car to find Bella grinning back at him!
Dean wastes no time in phoning Bella's policeman brother Colby Thorne back in Summer Bay to report the runaway teenager. Annoyed by his kid sister's increasingly rebellious behaviour, Colby sets off for the Outback to collect the teenage tearaway. But it soon becomes clear, she ain't going nowhere without a fight!
Meanwhile, back in the Bay, John Palmer and his wife Marilyn Chambers open up to friend Alf Stewart with their worries about their injured soldier son, Jett.
Jett wants to move out of John and Marilyn's house and go and live independently in the city. But his parents still fear he's not ready to live on his own, after the explosion at an army base in Afghanistan which left Jett unable to walk and in a wheelchair.
Will they try and change Jett's mind about moving to the city?
Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm on Channel 5
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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)