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Home and Away spoilers: WHO punches Colby Thorne?

Home and Away, Colby Thorne
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The Summer Bay copper is in for a suprise when someone punches him on the beach on Home and Away! WHO has got a grudge against Colby?

Amber Simmons (played by Madeleine Jevic) has only been in Summer Bay for five minutes. But she's already making her presence felt on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) is not impressed when she walks into restaurant Salt and sees flirty Amber chatting to her boyfriend, Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor).

Ziggy demands the lowdown and Dean reveals that years ago he and Amber hooked-up!

Dean assures Ziggy that his past fling with Amber is history. She has nothing to worry about... right?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Dean Thompson, Amber Simmons

Ziggy wants the lowdown after catching Amber flirting with Dean on Home and Away

But it looks like Dean isn't the only local who Amber already has a connection to.

Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) is minding his own business on the beach, when Amber crosses his path and punches him!

What the heck!

WHY does Amber have a grudge against the Summer Bay policeman?

Home and Away, Amber Simmons, Bella Nixon

Will Amber get her job back as John's carer on Home and Away?

Meanwhile, John Palmer (Shane Withington) is in a spot of bother after sacking Amber, who was the last home carer available.

With his wife, Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) busy with work, will John have to swallow his pride and re-hire Amber to help him with his rehab?

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5

Simon Timblick
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.