Home and Away spoilers: The Summer Bay residents are on a break!

Home and Away, Colby Thorne, Chelsea Campbell

The folks of Summer Bay are taking a six-week break over Christmas and New Year and will return to Channel 5 on Monday 7th January

Catch up again with the residents of Summer Bay in 2019!

Will Raffy Morrison be OK after her latest seizure? Are there any new leads on policeman Colby Thorne's missing sister Bella? And will hospital doctor Tori Morgan get one step closer to fulfilling her dreams of becoming a mum through IVF treatment?

All will be revealed when Home and Away returns Monday 7th December 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.