Newlyweds Brody and Ziggy find themselves happily stranded during their honeymoon, unaware Ziggy's mum Maggie has been rushed to hospital...
As newlyweds Brody and Ziggy head off on their honeymoon, they are unaware Ziggy's mum Maggie collapsed on the beach after the wedding and has been rushed to hospital...
Having stopped the chemotherapy sessions, Maggie is told the cancer is getting worse again and Ben fears for his wife's life, since she appears to have given up her fight to battle the disease. Can Ben and youngest daughter Coco convince Maggie to begin the chemo again?
Meanwhile, sailing at sea aboard their honeymoon boat, Ziggy is loving having a lazy time with new hubby, Brody. However, when Brody decides he wants to do some exploring and for them to get up and at 'em, mischevous mechanic Ziggy decides to sabotage his plans by secretly removing a fuse from the boat's engine! However, during a play fight between the pair, the fuse falls into the sea, leaving the couple stranded for real...
Also, Marilyn and John are struggling to support foster son Ty since he came out as gay. With Ty hiding away in his bedroom and Ty's short-lived girlfriend Raffy still feeling 'betrayed' over having her heart broken, will Marilyn and John manage to find the advice and guidance they need online?
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)