On today's episode of Neighbours, Terese Willis finds herself at the centre of a SCANDAL that could be a disaster for Lassiters...
As Australia Day (26th January) approaches, hotel manager Terese believes it is the right decision for the hotel to step away from the controversial celebrations.
History lesson: In recent years, there has been a movement to change the date of Australia Day, since many believe the British invasion back in 1788 and the terrible time Aboriginal Australians experienced, isn't something to celebrate.
However, Terese isn't smiling for long after lawyer, Tim Collins (Ben Anderson) unearths an old statement that Terese made years earlier, when she wasn't as supportive of the change the date movement.
Deeply regretful over the comments she made, Terese knows she must give a proper public apology...
Meanwhile, Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and husband, David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) are reeling from the revelation that former foster child, Brent Colefax (Texas Watterston) was hiding in their garden shed!
Why is Brent back in Erinsborough?
And where has the teenager got to after fleeing the scene at Number 32?
Aaron and David want some answers!
Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5
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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)