Neighbours spoilers: Chloe Brennan receives shock medical news...

Neighbours, Chloe Brennan, Karl Kennedy

Chloe is left reeling when Karl gets her medical test results back and she discovers she has tested positive for an incurable brain disorder...

Chloe has been on edge ever since she confided in hospital doc Karl about the medical trials she took part in while travelling in America. The trial clinic has been trying to contact her about some test results, and Chloe is secretly terrified something major is wrong.

And Chloe is right to worry as, when she hears back from Karl, he breaks the shock news that Chloe has tested positive for Huntingdon's disease - a brain disorder for which there is no cure...

Meanwhile, both Paul and his son Leo are in Terese's bad books after her discovery the pair plotted together to help Paul woo Terese back. However, after a chat with Ned at Lassiters, Terese begins to see Leo hasn't treated her unkindly, he was just doing ruthless Paul's bidding. With their friendship back on track, Leo has another romantic fantasy about his former boss.

Elsewhere, after being given the heave-ho by Terese, Paul throws himself into family life and decides to create a mentorship to help David in his medical career. But how will David feel about being given special treatment?

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.