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Neighbours spoilers: Paul Robinson sacks son Leo Tanaka!

Neighbours, Paul Robinson, Leo Tanaka

You're fired! Paul's had enough after last week's brawl at the Backpackers and suddenly his son Leo finds himself out of a job...

Things are still rocky between Paul Robinson and his son, Leo Tanaka after THAT brawl at the Backpackers in which Leo's brother David was caught in the crossfire.

So when Paul discovers Leo has skipped his responsibilities managing the hostel to spend the afternoon skinny dipping with new-girl-in-town Roxy Willis, he is not impressed.

Paul is alarmed by the state the business is in, and when it becomes clear Leo hasn't been looking after the Backpackers for some time, he flips and sacks Leo on the spot!

It looks like there's no end in sight to this feud between father and son...

Neighbours, Paul Robinson, Leo Tanaka

Is there any going back for Paul and Leo? (Picture: Channel 5)

Elsewhere in Ramsay Street, Roxy is making herself at home at Number 22 and quickly getting on the nerves of Terese Willis and her fella, Paul Robinson.

But when Ned starts asking his cousin Roxy why she really wanted to move to Erinsborough, he senses he's caught her in a lie.

And when Roxy sends off a mysterious text message to her secret fella, Vance Abernathy (who also once dated Terese back in the day), it's clear she's up to something. But what is her agenda and how is Vance involved?

Neighbours, Roxy Willis

Terese remains unaware Roxy is dating her former flame, Vance. (Picture: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, pregnant Elly Conway is thrown when her husband Mark Brennan reveals he's booked her in for an ultrasound at the hospital... which means he could be close to discovering she's only six weeks pregnant and he is NOT the father of her unborn baby!

Determined to keep the truth about her one-night stand with Shaun Watkins under wraps for as long as she can, what can Elly do to throw Mark off the scent?

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)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.