Neighbours spoilers: Mackenzie discovers SHOCK truth about Shane...

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi, Mackenzie Hargreaves

A guilty Shane decides to tell Mackenzie about the part he played in her family's break-up on Neighbours. But how will she deal with the bombshell?

Shane Rebecchi (played by Nicholas Coghlan) has started to form a dad-daughter relationship with transgender teenager Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) on Neighbours, since she came to Erinsborough asking for Shane's help in tracking down her estranged father, Grant.

However, unknown to Mackenzie, Shane has been hiding a BIG secret. As Shane has already confided in his wife Dipi (Sharon Johal), he was partly to blame for the break-up of Mackenzie's family back when they were all still neighbours...

Shane believes he has new information which could lead to the whereabouts of Grant, leaving Mackenzie both thoughtful and worried over the reality of facing the father who rejected her.

During a heart-to-heart with Shane, Mackenzie reveals a painful memory in which her dad burned all her feminine belongings. During that moment, Shane realises the terrible part he played in encouraging Grant's actions against his son Michael, who had secretly begun to dress-up as a girl.

But how will Mackenzie react when Shane finally decides to come clean about what happened all those years ago?

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi

Shane decides to tell Mackenzie the terrible truth on Neighbours... (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and his husband David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) have called a truce with neighbour Finn Kelly (Rob Mills) over his cruel baby comments, thanks to the peacekeeping efforts of Finn's visiting brother Shaun Watkins (Brad Moller).

Shaun is the father of Elly Conway's (Jodi Anasta) unborn baby. But does he have another reason for being back in Erinsborough?

Neighbours, Shaun Watkins

Does Shaun have an ulterior motive for coming to Erinsborough?(Picture: Channel 5)

Neighbours, David Tanaka

Shaun's acting shifty... and David is suspicious on Neighbours! (Picture: Channel 5)

After David overhears Shaun having a shifty conversation on the phone about pregnant Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta) and notices Shaun covering-up some secret documents in front of him, David starts to wonder what exactly Shaun is up to...

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.