What will cheating businessman Pierce do when Paul Robinson tries to blackmail him over his secret affair with Dipi on Neighbours?
There's not a lot of love lost between Paul Robinson (played by Stefan Dennis) and his Lassiters colleague, Pierce Greyson (Don Hany) on Neighbours (1:45pm/5:30pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).
So Paul cannot believe his luck now he has accidentally discovered married man Pierce is having a secret affair with married neighbour, Dipi Rebecchi (Sharon Johal).
Pierce is alarmed when Paul confronts him over his dirty little secret.
But the question is, WHAT does Paul want in exchange for his silence?
As a heated argument breaks out between the men, Pierce's unsuspecting wife, Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) interrupts them...
Meanwhile, it is Nicolette Stone's (Charlotte Chimes) birthday.
But the hospital nurse is struggling to enjoy her special day since her massive fallout with her mum, Jane Harris (Annie Jones) over the circumstances surrounding the death of Jane's beloved nan, Mrs Mangel.
However, Nicolette has an idea for a unique way for Jane to say everything to Mrs Mangel that she never got to before she died.
But will the plan be enough to bring mum and daughter back together again?
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)
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