Neighbours spoilers: WHO steals the prized Melbourne Cup?

Neighbours, Pierce Greyson

There's panic at Lassiters when the prized Melbourne Cup gets stolen on Neighbours! But Pierce Greyson is in for a SHOCK when the thief is unmasked...

Pierce Greyson (played by Tim Robards) is getting ready for the grand arrival of the Melbourne Cup on Neighbours (1:45pm/5:30pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings), with the big annual Australian horserace about to begin.

When the Melbourne Cup arives, Pierce arranges to have a photo taken with his teenage son Hendrix (Benny Turland).

Neighbours, Benny Turland, Melbourne Cup

Neighbours, Jemma Donovan, Zima Anderson, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Tim Robards, Melbourne Cup

Neighbours stars Benny Turland (Hendrix), Jemma Donovan (Harlow), Zima Anderson (Roxy), Rebekah Elmaloglou (Terese) and Tim Robards (Pierce) pose with the Melbourne Cup!

Unfortunately, it's not long before Hendrix is feeling sidelined again, when Pierce's girlfriend Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) returns to Erinsborough after her visit to Adelaide to see her mum Fay.

Once again feeling betrayed by his dad, Hendrix stomps off in search of trouble...

Meanwhile, hotel boss Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) is in a panic when she discovers the prized Melbourne Cup has gone missing!

If it's not found Lassiters will be in BIG trouble!

However, it's not long before the identity of the thief is discovered. And when Pierce finds out WHO is behind the theft, he snaps with an angry outburst he may regret. Uh-oh...

Back on Ramsay Street, Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta), her sister Bea Nilsson (Bonnie Anderson) and Bea's boyfriend Finn Kelly (Rob Mills) anxiously await news of Finn's brother Shaun Watkins (Brad Moller), who is missing following an avalanche in Switzerland.

Neighbours, Elly Conway, Bea Nilsson, Finn Kelly

Elly, Bea and Finn fear the worst as they await news of Finn's missing brother Shaun on Neighbours...

While pregnant Elly fears Shaun could be dead and she'll be raising their baby without a father around, Finn struggles to keep it together after hearing from his mum Claudia in Switzerland that the bodies of three hikers have been found but not yet identified...

Is Shaun dead or alive?

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.