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Neighbours Spoilers: Karl and Susan Kennedy learn Rita Newland's secret

Will Karl and Susan go along with rich Rita's secret plan to replace hospital boss Clive?

Karl and Susan are both wary of Rita Newland, the bossy Brit who is secretly trying to replace Clive with Karl as the new COO of Erinsborough Hospital. But the couple can't help wonder how this could boost Karl's medical career.

Meanwhile, Patrick (aka Finn) appears to be in a wheelchair and continues to manipulate Bea into spending more time with her estranged sister Elly. But is this all part of Finn's plan for revenge on ex-lover Elly?

And Amy is feeling down-in-the-dumps following her son Jimmy's departure to New York. Amy's brother David and his fella Aaron think they have the perfect idea how to cheer-up Amy. But things don't quite go as planned!

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

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.