Home and Away spoilers: What is Ziggy Astoni's SURPRISE news?

Home and Away, Ziggy Astoni, Dean Thompson

Ziggy is excited to share some unexpected news with parents Maggie and Ben on Home and Away. But how will her boyfriend Dean react when he finds out?

Ziggy Astoni (played by Sophie Dillman) has some exciting news in today's episode of Home and Away (1:15pm/6:00pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Ziggy breaks the news to parents Maggie (Kestie Morassi) and Ben (Rohan Nichol) that she has landed a trial working as a mechanic for a race car team. But if she lands a full-time job with the team it will mean leaving Summer Bay!

While Maggie and Ben are both thrilled at the BIG opportunity, how will Ziggy's boyfriend Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) react to the news?

Home and Away, Maggie Astoni, Ben Astoni

Maggie and Ben are thrilled about Ziggy's BIG news on Home and Away. But will boyfriend Dean feel the same way?

Meanwhile, a humiliated Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) has been sent packing from the hospital after trying to make amends with stroppy teenager Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller).

Mackenzie storms off, equally annoyed Bella's brother/her boyfriend Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) didn't support her during the row that broke out at the hospital.

With Colby now sidelining Mackenzie while he supports Bella, who was just diagnosed with tetanus, could the couple's relationship be doomed... again?

Home and Away, Mackenzie Booth

Mackenzie is feeling miserable after what happened at the hospital on Home and Away

Elsewhere at the hospital, things are awkward between junior doc Mason Morgan (Orpheus Pledger) and boss Alex Neilson (Zoe Ventoura) after she reprimanded him for prying into her private life and her blossoming romance with Willow Harris (Sarah Roberts).

But deep down, does Alex realise Mason was right and surely it's time for her and Willow to start making things more official with their relationship?

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

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.