It's not a good day for Ziggy after she discovers love-rival Simone is back in town and then collapses during the Summer Bay marathon...
It's going to be a big day for the Astoni family as they cheer on mum Maggie in the Summer Bay half-marathon and say farewell to teenager Coco who is leaving the Bay to study in Queensland. However, the day doesn't get off to a good start for Ziggy...
Ziggy was sure her chef husband Brody Morgan had given trainee chef Simone Bedford her marching orders after it became clear Simone had her sights set on him.
So Ziggy's in for a shock when she enters restaurant Salt and discovers Simone is back, back, back and hasn't moved to the city after all! To cover the fact he has started a secret affair with Simone, Brody quickly lies that Simone is working at Salt until she can find another job to go to in the city. But will his wife see through his lies?
Later that day, the marathon gets underway with Maggie, daughters Ziggy and Coco and family friend Leah Patterson all competing.
But just as Ziggy crosses the finish line, disaster strikes when she's struck down with severe heatstroke and on the verge of collapsing...
Unaware of the drama unfolding outside, Brody and lover Simone are getting passionate at the Caravan Park and he fails to notice his phone ringing...
Meanwhile, with all the interest in his renewed relationship with first wife Martha, Alf Stewart snaps and warns family friends Marilyn Chambers and John Palmer to stop interfering in his love life!
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)
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