Neighbours spoilers: Leo gets robbed by conwoman Carmen

Neighbours, Leo Tanaka, Carmen Del Close

Leo thought things were looking up when he spent the night with mystery lady Carmen on Neighbours. But then her true identity is revealed...

Things started getting hot and heavy between bar owner Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) and mystery lady Carmen Del Close (Veronica Thomas) at the end of yesterday's episode of Neighbours (opens in new tab).

However, Leo remains unaware Carmen has an ulterior motive in making a move on him and has secretly messaged someone that things are going according to plan.

But back home at Number 32, Leo lets his guard down around "accountant" Carmen who offers to help save his business some money. She just needs access to his financial accounts...

Meanwhile, neighbour Ned Willis (Ben Hall) reckons he recognises Carmen from somewhere. Have they met before?

Unfortunately, before Ned can make the connection, Carmen has done a runner with Leo's laptop and his money...

Neighbours, Bea Nilsson, Finn Kelly, Elly Conway

Elly disapproves of her sister Bea's relationship with Finn on Neighbours. (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere in Ramsay Street, Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta) still has her concerns about her younger sister Bea Nilsson's (Bonnie Anderson) relationship with Finn Kelly (Rob Mills).

With Finn currently under house arrest and wearing an ankle tag, Elly doesn't think the relationship is a good set-up at all for Bea, especially after Finn's previous bad behaviour towards their family.

However, when Elly sticks her nose in and confronts Finn about Bea, he raises some concerns of his own about her new relationship with Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly). Is Finn right in accusing Elly of using Chloe for support, when deep down she's unsure if she wants to pursue a proper relationship?

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?!


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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)


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