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Neighbours spoilers: Stressed-out Nicolette Stone COLLAPSES...

Neighbours, Nicolette Stone
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Nicolette Stone is trying to keep everyone in her life happy at the moment on Neighbours. But it's all starting to get too much to handle...

Nicolette Stone (played by Charlotte Chimes) is doing her best to start over after THAT whole stolen lottery card scandal on Neighbours (1:45pm/5:30pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

She's landed herself a new job at Harold's Cafe and plans to pay back the money she owes to sleazy businessman, Ricardo Romano (Andrew Bongiorno) despite his indecent proposal.

But under pressure from Ricardo and now with her mum, Jane Harris's (Annie Jones) relationship troubles, it all proves a bit much for Nicolette and she reaches breaking point...

Neighbours, Sheila Canning, Clive Gibbons, Jane Harris

Sheila finally finds out about Clive and Jane on Neighbours...

Meanwhile, Sheila Canning (Colette Mann) reels from her accidental discovery that her ex, Clive Gibbons (Geoff Paine) is now in a SECRET relationship with Jane!

Clive and Jane try to talk their way out of trouble. But Sheila is furious by the pair's deception and flees the scene heartbroken...

Neighbours, Roxy Willis

Neighbours, Kyle Canning

Roxy is expecting something special from Kyle for Christmas... but she could be in for a disappointment on Neighbours!

Elsewhere, Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) gets the WRONG idea that boyfriend, Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) has brought her back a super-duper Christmas present from his trip to Germany.

But there's been a total misunderstanding!

Can Kyle find the perfect last-minute Christmas present for Roxy before she finds out the truth?

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm/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.