Neighbours spoilers: Denise Van Outen and Richard Arnold guest star!

Neighbours, Paul Robinson, Terese Willis, Prudence Wallace
(Image credit: Mike Marsland/Fremantle)

While on their honeymoon in London, Paul and Terese meet Harlow's mum Prudence (played by Denise Van Outen). But what's her secret?

Paul Robinson (played by Stefan Dennis) and Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) are off to meet Paul's granddaughter Harlow Robinson's (Jemma Donovan) freespirit mum Prudence Wallace in today's episode of Neighbours played by presenter/singer, Denise Van Outen.

Neighbours, Prudence Wallace

Denise Van Outen guest stars on Neighbours as Harlow's mum Prudence (Picture: Channel 5)

Paul and Terese, who are on their honeymoon in London, fill Prudence in on Harlow's new life in Erinsborough. But why isn't Prudence in any hurry to reunite with her daughter?

Meanwhile, back in Ramsay Street, Harlow comes clean to Paul's daughter Amy Williams (Zoe Cramond) about why she didn't want Paul and Terese to meet Prudence. It seems her mum is a member of a cult called the Restoration Order!

Prudence abruptly ends her time with Paul and Terese. But as she hurries off, she's stopped by a mystery man Graham Isheev (played by telly presenter Richard Arnold) who seems to have a strange hold over Prudence and encourages her to end her relationship with Harlow!

Neighbours, Graham Isheev

It's telly presenter Richard Arnold playing a shady character on Neighbours! (Picture: Channel 5)

What IS going on?

Elsewhere in Erinsborough, Pierce Greyson's (Tim Robards) search for a new private boarding school to send his wayward teenage son Hendrix (Benny Turland) hits a dead end, after Hendrix's bad reputation sees another private school reject him.

Neighbours, Hendrix Greyson

Hendrix has been flirting with his dad Pierce's girlfriend Chloe on Neighbours (Picture: Channel 5)

So when it seems like Hendrix will be hanging around for a while, Pierce's girlfriend Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) suggests Erinsborough High School as an option.

But how will rebellious Hendrix react to the idea of "slumming it" at the local High School?

Neighbours, Aaron Brennan, Finn Kelly

There's a showdown at the Kennedy house between Aaron and Finn on Neighbours (Picture: Channel 5)

And, Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) is furious when he finds out about Finn Kelly's (Rob Mills) cruel comments to Aaron's husband David Tanaka (Takaya Honda), warning him to butt-out of getting involved with pregnant Elly Conway's (Jodi Anasta) baby plans.

Aaron storms over to the Kennedy house to confront Finn. Uh-oh, this could get heated...

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?!

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