Home and Away spoilers: WHAT is Ziggy Astoni's dilemma?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Ben Astoni

After discovering the truth about Ben and Gemma on Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni faces the dilemma of whether to tell her mum Maggie about Ben's new relationship?

Ziggy Astoni (played by Sophie Dillman) is puzzled after Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) angrily warned her to keep her dad, Ben (Rohan Nichol) away from Nikau's mum, Gemma (Bree Peters) on Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

However, when Ziggy storms over to Ben's motel room for an explanation, she discovers the truth for herself after she interrupts a cosy chat between Ben and Gemma!

With any hope of her parents Ben and Maggie (Kestie Morassi) saving their troubled marriage now looking unlikely, will angry Ziggy break the news to Maggie that Ben has already moved onto another woman?

Home and Away, Ben Astoni, Gemma Parata

Ben and Gemma reach a decision about their relationship on Home and Away...

Meanwhile, the Parata family are at odds after teenager Nikau's angry reaction to Gemma and Ben.

With nobody happy about their relationship, will Ben and Gemma call it quits and decide they are better off as just good friends?

Home and Away, John Palmer

Will John agree to let his wife Marilyn visit him in hospital on Home and Away?

Elsewhere in Summer Bay, Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) continues to feel shut out as husband, John Palmer (Shane Withngton) recovers from a stroke in hospital.

John doesn't want Marilyn to see him in such a terrible state and has forbidden her to visit him at Northern District Hospital.

However, seeing how upset Marilyn is, can family friend, Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) convince stubborn John to change his mind and allow Marilyn to support him through his recovery?

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm/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.