Neighbours spoilers: Andrea Somers's WICKED mum Heather is back!

Neighbours, Andrea Somers, Heather Schilling

Andrea is in for a surprise when her fugitive mum Heather turns up at her apartment on the run from the police. Everyone had better watch out!

Heather Schilling (aka Alice Wells) has been on the run from the police since her failed attempt to bump off Toadie Rebecchi's wife Sonya with poisonous pesticide last year!

However, Heather's daughter Andrea has secretly been in touch with her this whole time, keeping her updated about her plan to con her way back into Toadie's life since Sonya passed away from cancer a few months ago.

And, so far, Andrea's plan to play happy families with Toadie and their baby son, Hugo, seems to be working and she's hopeful he will eventually give up his search for his first wife, Dee Bliss, who may still be alive after all these years.

Neighbours, Andrea Somers, Hugo

Andrea is desperate to spend time with her baby son, Hugo (Picture: Channel 5)

But Andrea's plans are thrown into a spin when Heather is spotted nearby checking into a hostel in the city. Then she vanishes again... only to reappear in Andrea's apartment!

Will Heather get a warm welcome from her daughter? Or will Andrea be keen to send her mum packing, considering the havoc she caused previously?

Elsewhere in Erinsborough, it looks like the battle-lines are drawn between Chloe Brennan and Ebony Buttrose, after their showdown over Pierce Greyson.

Neighbours, Ebony Buttrose, Chloe Brennan

Ebony and Chloe continue to clash over Pierce (Picture: Channel 5)

Chloe's suspicions that Ebony is just a gold-digger and after businessman Pierce's money have been proved right... and now she's out to expose awful Ebony!

But will Chloe's feud with Ebony cause problems between her and ex-lover Pierce, who must now work together at Lassiters?

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm 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.