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Neighbours spoilers: SHOCK blackmail threat for Elly Conway

Neighbours, Elly Conway

Determined to keep the details of their one-night stand under wraps, will Elly agree to some shock demands from Shaun?

As the final day of Finn Kelly's hearing arrives, Elly Conway is in a spin after coming face-to-face with her recent one-night stand, Shaun Watkins, and discovering he is Finn's half-brother!

Shaun reels from the revelation he is the father of Elly's unborn baby - a secret she has been keeping from her husband, Mark Brennan. But Shaun unexpectedly agrees not to make trouble, if she agrees to help Finn in court...

So, everyone's surprised when Elly takes to the stand in court and instead of laying into one-time lover Finn, she practically excuses all the terrible things he's done to her, sister Bea Nilsson and their family.

There's anger in court, when the judge rules Finn is no longer a threat and will not be sent to prison. Instead he'll be released into 'supervised housing'.

Neighbours, Shaun Watkins, Elly Conway

Shaun blackmails Elly! (Picture: Channel 5)

But there's another shock in store, when Shaun blackmails Elly into convincing the Kennedy family to allow Finn to move in with them in Ramsay Street until he's properly back on his feet! If she does, Shaun promises he'll leave town and nobody will ever find out he's her baby's father.

Can Elly convince her aunt Susan Kennedy and her husband Karl to take in Erinsborough's most hated man?

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.