Neighbours spoilers: Hostage HORROR on Christmas Day!

Neighbours, Robert Robinson, Elly Conway, Finn Kelly

Christmas Day takes a terrifying turn for Elly Conway and Finn Kelly when an unwelcome guest arrives at the Kennedy house on Neighbours...

Ho-ho-ho! It's Christmas Day on Neighbours (1:45pm/5:30pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings). Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot of festive cheer to be found in Erinsborough because Paul Robinson's (played by Stefan Dennis) killer son Robert (Adam Hunter) is on the loose!

After making his escape from the hospital, Robert steals an ambulance and drives off in the direction of Ramsay Street...

Neighbours, Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson is on the loose on Neighbours!

Meanwhile, Paul and his family are on lockdown after the news of Robert's escape.

But Paul is furious that Robert didn't stick to his part of the deal and go through with the kidney transplant to save half-brother David Tanaka's (Takaya Honda) life.

With David still in need of the life-saving transplant, what can Paul and David's desperate husband Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) do now?

Neighbours, Aaron Brennan, Karl Kennedy

There was panic at the hospital when Karl revealed Robert had escaped on Neighbours...

Back on Ramsay Street, an exhausted and heavily pregnant Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta) decides to stay home alone to rest.

But she soon regrets her decision when she has a terrifying run-in with an uninvited guest and suddenly finds herself going into labour...

Neighbours, Elly Conway, Finn Kelly

Elly and Finn are held hostage at knifepoint by an unwelcome guest on Neighbours...

Meanwhile, with the police searching the area for fugitive Robert, Toadie Rebecchi (Ryan Maloney) wonders if the Christmas concert at Lassiters, held in memory of his late wife Sonya shoud be cancelled.

Neighbours, Toadie Rebecchi

Neighbours, Christmas Day

Join Toadie and all your Ramsay Street favourites for a whole lot of Christmas Day drama on Neighbours!

Or is it up to Toadie and some of the other Ramsay Street residents to spread a bit of Christmas cheer?

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.