Neighbours spoilers: There's a SHOCK for Susan Kennedy!

Neighbours, Susan Kennedy

The scene is set for an angry clash when Susan Kennedy and Sheila accidentally attend the same grief support group on Neighbours...

Susan Kennedy (played by Jackie Woodburne) has been in a fragile state after everything that happened with twisted Finn Kelly on Neighbours (1:45pm/5:30pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

Worried about her wellbeing, Susan's husband, Karl (Alan Fletcher) and her niece, Bea Nilsson (Bonnie Anderson) convince her to attend a grief support group, hoping it will help her deal with her complicated feelings surrounding Finn's death.

But the family are unaware it's the same support group being attended by grieving neighbour, Sheila Canning (Colette Mann), who has already made it clear she blames Susan for the death of her son, Gary.

What will happen when Sheila and the Kennedy family all come face-to-face again?

Neighbours, Sheila Canning, Karl Kennedy

Sheila snaps when the Kennedy family attend the same grief support group on Neighbours...

Meanwhile, Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) gets ready for the arrival of her new housemate... Mannix Foster (Sam Webb)!

But Mackenzie is unaware of bad boy Mannix's previous dealings in Erinsborough, particularly with Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis)...

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Mannix Foster

Mackenzie meets Mannix... unaware of his previous dodgy dealings on Neighbours!

Elsewhere, police detective Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor) is worried about his stressed-out ex-wife, Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta).

The evidence already seems stacked against Elly in connection with the death of Finn Kelly.

But when Mark picks-up the wrong file at work, he makes a SHOCK discovery about Elly's case...

Neighbours continues every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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.