Mark has told Elly he wants a marriage annulment. But everything could change when he discovers his wife's shock secret...
Mark Brennan has always wanted to be a dad. Remember when he and then girlfriend Steph Scully asked neighbour Sonya Rebecchi to be their surrogate? But he's not expecting to find out he's a dad under such dramatic circumstances...
With Mark's marriage to Elly Conway already on the rocks over her shock wedding day confession she cheated on him with his sister Chloe, Mark makes it clear to his mum Fay that he can never take back a woman he can't trust.
But will Mark stay true to his word after Elly drops the shock bombshell she is pregnant! Could a baby reunite the troubled couple?
Meanwhile, the public scandal over Paul Robinson's involvement with crooked estate agent Mel Lohan continues to damage the reputation of the Robinson Pines property development.
Fed-up with having to do damage control because of her dad Paul's dodgy dealings, Amy Williams makes a BIG decision. She is quitting her job running the development for Paul and returning to her roots as 'The Handy Woman'. But how will Paul react when Amy breaks the news that she's deserting him?
Elsewhere, there's an unwelcome surprise in store for Shane and Dipi Rebecchi when the couple hear through the neighbourhood grapevine that Lauren Carpenter is putting the house they rent, Number 32 Ramsay Street, up for sale!
Unable to afford to buy the house themselves, what does this mean for Shane, Dipi and their daughters Yashvi and Kirsha?
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)
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