Neighbours spoilers: Paul is reunited with ex-wife Gail!

Neighbours, Paul Robinson, Gail Lewis

Paul is puzzled by the return of his ex-wife Gail on Neighbours. Soon there's trouble when Gail wants to take granddaughter Harlow to live with her...

The last time Gail Lewis (played by Fiona Corke) was back in Erinsborough, her ex-husband Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) asked her to give their marriage another go! But things are a bit different this time around on Neighbours (opens in new tab) since Paul is now engaged to Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou).

Gail reveals she's in town to get to know her long-lost granddaughter Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan).

However, Gail is not impressed to have walked in on Harlow and housemate Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) having a catfight in the kitchen.

Finding out about the continuing tension between Harlow and Roxy, Gail is worried living with Paul and Terese at Number 22 is not a good environment for teenager Harlow... and alarm bells ring when Gail announces her plans to take Harlow away to live with her!

Meanwhile, Sheila Canning (Colette Mann) is still trying to make amends with her son Gary (Damien Richardson), who has made it clear he has no intention of forgiving her for teaming-up with arch-rival Paul and trying to sabotage his relationship with now ex-fiancee Amy Williams (Zoe Cramond).

Neighbours, Sheila Canning

Sheila is at breaking point having fallen out with son Gary and been dumped by Clive on Neighbours. (Picture: Channel 5)

Sheila can't understand why Paul has come away unscathed after all his meddling, yet her entire life seems to be falling apart.

After some harsh home truths from Paul, it looks like troubled Sheila is about to hit rock bottom...

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi, Dipi Rebecchi

Can Dipi help heal the rift between hubby Shane and daughter Yashvi on Neighbours? (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere in Erinsborough, Yashvi Rebecchi (Olivia Junkeer) and her dad Shane (Nicholas Coghlan) are still at odds, now the teenager has made it clear he's no longer the most important man in her life and she'd rather spend time with her boyfriend Ned Willis (Ben Hall).

Neighbours, Yashvi Rebecchi

Yashvi's relationship with her dad is not great right now (Picture: Channel 5)

But Shane's wife Dipi Rebecchi (Sharon Johal) is worried their feud is getting out of hand and one of them should try and make amends before their rift can't be fixed. But are either Shane or Yashvi willing to make the first move?

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5

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