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Home and Away spoilers: What's wrong with Bella Nixon?

Home and Away, Bella Nixon

Mackenzie is left feeling guilty on Home and Away when Bella is rushed to hospital and it seems there's something seriously wrong...

Bella Nixon (played by Courtney Miller) has so far done all she can to try and sabotage the relationship between her big brother Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) and restaurant manager Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Mackenzie remains convinced Bella is faking her latest bout of sickness. After all, it wouldn't be the first time she's played-up to get Colby's attention.

However, this time it seems the situation is serious...

Dr Alex Neilson (Zoe Ventoura) is concerned after checking Bella's medical records and breaks the news to Colby and Mackenzie there is something wrong with Bella...

Home and Away, Alex Neilson, Mackenzie Booth, Colby Thorne

At the hospital, Colby and Mackenzie discover some SHOCK news about Bella on Home and Away...

Meanwhile, it looks like it's going to be all-change at Summer Bay House with the news that Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) has asked Martha to move in with him permanently... and she has accepted.

However, the news prompts Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou) to decide it's time to spread her wings and move out of the house. But is it too soon to raise the question of moving in with boyfrend Justin Morgan (James Stewart)?

Home and Away, Leah Patterson, Justin Morgan

Could Leah and Justin soon be moving in together on Home and Away?

Elsewhere, with his Board Shop back up and running at the Surf Club, Ben Astoni (Rohan Nichol) knows its time to finally give his marriage to Maggie (Kestie Morassi) some tender loving care.

Home and Away, Ben Astoni, Maggie Astoni

Are Ben and Maggie finally getting their marriage back on track on Home and Away?

Are Ben and Maggie destined to passionately reconnect?

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.