As the Live at Lassiters Music Festival kicks-off in Neighbours, singer-songwriter Jess Glynne takes to the mic to wow the crowds at The Waterhole!
Attention all Jess Glynne fans! As the Live at Lassiters Music Festival begins on Neighbours (opens in new tab), the Brit singer-songwriter drops into The Waterhole to perform an accoustic set!
Bea Nilsson (played by Bonnie Anderson), herself an aspiring singer, and Lassiters boss Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) meet Jess after the performance. But how will Jess react when Paul tries to woo her and talk her into buying one of his properties in Australia?
Meanwhile, teacher Elly Conway's (Jodi Anasta) job is still on the line at Erinsborough High, with stroppy mum Angela Lane (Amanda Harrison) threatening to remove her teenage daughter Lacy (Sophie Hardy) from the school because of Elly's past behaviour.
Can Elly's aunt Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) find a way to help save Elly's job?
And there's a welcome distraction for Elly, when she and bestie Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) have a heart-to-heart about the status of their feelings for each other and finally start making plans for their date!
Elsewhere, Bea pleads for ex-boyfriend Ned Willis's (Ben Hall) help dealing with Finn Kelly's (Rob Mills) obsessed stalker Alfie Sutton (Harry Borland).
But Ned is wary of racing to Bea's rescue again after a warning from his now girlfriend Yashvi Rebecchi (Olivia Junkeer) to keep his distance.
However, when Yashvi discovers Alfie is planning to break into the Kennedy house during the Music Festival, she decides to take matters into her own hands and confront the intruder.
Unfortunately, things go horribly wrong when Yashvi whacks the intruder with Karl Kennedy's (Alan Fletcher) guitar... only to discover she has knocked out Susan Kennedy!
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)
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