Neighbours spoilers: Has Shane got a SECRET love child?

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi

Yashvi is confused when she finds a photo of her dad Shane among new friend Mackenzie's stuff on Neighbours. What is the connection between the two?

Yashvi Rebecchi (played by Olivia Junkeer) has really hit it off with her new classmate Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) on Neighbours (opens in new tab). However, Yashvi can't shake the feeling that they have met before. But where?

Yashvi remains unaware that Mackenzie is hiding the fact she attended Bourke Primary School years earlier, so must have already known Yashvi, who also went to Bourke before she and her family moved to Erinsborough.

But why is Mackenzie being so secretive about her past? And why is she so interested to hear about Yashvi's dad Shane (Nicholas Coghlan)?

When Yashvi finds a photo of her dad among Mackenzie's belongings, she suddenly wonders about the connection between her new friend and Shane.

Later, Mackenzie turns up at The Waterhole to confront Shane. But why is the barman so shocked to see the teenager?

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Shane Rebecchi

What is the connection between Shane and schoolgirl Mackenzie on Neighbours? (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Gary Canning (Damien Richardson) has been put off dating after discovering Gail Lewis (Fiona Corke) is his arch-rival Paul Robinson's (Stefan Dennis) ex-wife.

However, after some tough talking from his mum Sheila (Colette Mann), Gary decides to get back on dating app Tinder and try again.

But little does he know, his latest match also happens to be ANOTHER of Paul's ex-wives, Rebecca Napier (Jane Hall)!

Neighbours, Gail Lewis, Gary Canning

Bad romance! Gary was disappointed when he discovered Gail is one of Paul's ex-wives on Neighbours. (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere over at the Kennedy house, things come to a head between squabbling sisters Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta) and Bea Nilsson (Bonnie Anderson).

Bea is annoyed after finding out pregnant Elly has rejected Bea's boyfriend Finn Kelly's (Rob Mills) offer to attend her birthing class with her - since Finn's brother Shaun happens to be the father of Elly's unborn baby.

Elly clearly still mistrusts Finn after everything he has done in the past, so Bea decides to confront her older sister about her sniffy attitude.

Neighbours, Bea Nilsson

Bea is annoyed by her sister Elly's attitude towards Finn on Neighbours. (Picture: Channel 5)

However, Elly soon shuts Bea down when she makes it clear she'll do what she wants - it's her body and her baby!

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5

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