Neighbours spoilers: Will Andrea Somers sign over custody of baby Hugo?
Sonya confronts Andrea and demands she sign over full custody of baby Hugo to her and Toadie. But does Andrea have some more tricks up her sleeve?
Sonya Rebecchi may have just been diagnosed with advanced stage cancer, but she's not about to sit back and let her husband Toadie be put through the ringer again by conwoman Andrea Somers.
Having secretly flown to Tasmania, Sonya confronts Andrea at the psychiatric hospital where she is still a patient and puts Andrea firmly in her place after all the terrible things both she and her wicked mum Alice Wells have done.
Sonya demands Andrea drop her threats of a custody battle and sign over full custody of baby Hugo, the son she and Toadie had after their one-night stand. Will Sonya get her wish? Or is conwoman Andrea - who for ages pretended she was Toadie's back-from-the-dead wife Dee Bliss - about to find another way to cause trouble?
Meanwhile, as news spreads around the community about Sonya's cancer battle, Terese Willis is reminded of her own previous shock diagnosis.
Feeling emotionally vulnerable, she seeks support from her ex, Paul Robinson, unaware that Paul's son Leo Tanaka is on the hunt for a Valentine's Day gift for now girlfriend Terese - and decides on a surprise proposal of marriage!
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)
And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.