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Home and Away spoilers: WHY does Bella Nixon change her mind about Colby?

Home and Away, Bella Nixon

At the start of the week, Bella was all-set to move back in with her brother Colby. However, after more online chat with @Tomcat the move is OFF!

With Irene Roberts (played by Lynne McGranger) heading overseas on a trip to London, teenager Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) has decided to move out of Irene's house and back in with her big brother Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) on Home and Away (opens in new tab).

However, while Colby gets everything ready for his sister's return home, the policeman is unaware Bella has been sharing personal information and is slowly falling under the spell of @Tomcat, a mystery person she has been chatting online with.

Home and Away, Bella Nixon

@Tomcat advises Bella against moving back in with her brother Colby on Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

When @Tomcat hears Bella is planning to move back in with Colby after all their recent troubles, he advises her against it. So Colby is left confused when Bella suddenly changes her mind and announces she's decided to stay put!

Home and Away, Colby Thorne

Colby is confused when Bella changes her mind. (Picture: Channel 5)

Has @Tomcat deliberately ruined the family reunion?

Meanwhile, Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) tries to convince his schoolteacher aunt Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) to give him an extension for his English assignment. But just because Ryder is her nephew, he's NOT getting any special treatment!

At the Diner, Ryder moans to girlfriend Raffy Morrison (Olivia Deeble) and their friend Bella about his life and having to read Pride and Prejudice for his assignment. Can the girls convince Ryder to get off his backside and get the assignment done?

Home and Away, Ryder Jackson, Bella Nixon, Raffy Morrison

Ryder complains about the school assignment he has to complete in Home and Away. (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere, Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) worries her hubby John Palmer (Shane Withington) is tiring himself out with all his to-ing and fro-ing between Summer Bay and the city to see their son, Jett.

And it looks like Marilyn is right, when a sleep-deprived John falls asleep at the wheel of his car and loses control...

Will there be a crash? And will John survive?

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.