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Home and Away spoilers: Summer Bay discovers Irene's SHOCK secret...

Home and Away, Irene Roberts

Finally realising she needs some closure, Irene decides to confess all about her sexual assault as a teenager on Home and Away...

Leah Patterson (played by Ada Nicodemou) is even more worried about her friend Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger) on Home and Away (opens in new tab), after Irene confessed she was almost driven back to drink because of what she's going through at the moment.

Irene is still dealing with the aftermath of her violent attack on Bella Nixon's (Courtney Miller) online stalker Tommy, which has reawakened memories of her own sexual assault when she was a teenager.

With the rest of Irene's close friends, including Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) unaware of the emotional ordeal she is going through, Leah suggests it's time she came clean to Marilyn about the dark secret from her past. But can Irene go through with it?

Deciding there might be another way to explain her recent behaviour, brave Irene decides to record a video for Leah's vlog and prepares to tell the folks of Summer Bay about her trauma as a teenager...

Home and Away, Irene Roberts

Irene reveals her SHOCK secret to the folks of Summer Bay on Home and Away... (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, as the manhunt continues for the crooks who are menacing Robbo (Jake Ryan) and his wife Jasmine Delaney (Sam Frost), Robbo prepares to examine evidence relating to the murder of his family, hoping old police files will spark something in his memory.

But is Robbo really ready to open that door and let the painful memories of his tragic loss come flooding back?

Home and Away, Ben Astoni

Ben's lease has been terminated and he is forced to shut-up shop on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere, Ben Astoni's (Rohan Nichol) bad luck continues when he discovers the Surf Club committee have decided to terminate the lease for his business, Ben's Boards, because of the drug smuggling allegations - and Ben must vacate the premises today!

Despite support from friends including Justin Morgan (James Stewart), John Palmer (Shane Withington) and Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher), Ben can't help but feel his dreams have all gone down the drain...

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm and 6:00pm 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.