During a confrontation with school bully Richie on Neighbours, Yashvi accidentally reveals new friend Mackenzie's trans secret...
Yashvi Rebecchi (played by Olivia Junkeer) was in for a shock on Neighbours last week, when she discovered her new school friend Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) was previously known as Michael, who she went to primary school with.
Now the secret is out, Yashvi vows to support Mackenzie while Yashvi's dad Shane Rebecchi (Nicholas Coghlan) tries to help the teenager find her estranged dad, who rejected her years earlier.
Thinking they are alone, Yashvi questions Mackenzie about trans issues at school. But the pair panic when they realise they have been overheard. But by WHO?
Since she was bullied at her last school for being transgender, Mackenzie isn't ready for everyone at Erinsborough High School to know her secret.
To their horror, Yashvi and Mackenzie discover it was school bully Richie Amblin (Lachlan Millar) who overheard them. And when Yashvi storms off to angrily confront Richie, she accidentally reveals Mackenzie's secret in front of other students...
Elsewhere in Erinsborough, David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) wakes-up to discover his unhappy brother Leo did a runner in the night!
After finding a note in the kitchen left by runaway Leo, an upset David tries to track down his twin brother. But where has Leo gone? And can David cope without his twin around?
Meanwhile, Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) is back on the rollercoaster of love after her ex, Pierce Greyson (Tim Robards) confessed his love.
Having only just recently broken-up with girlfriend Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta) is Chloe really ready to jump back into another relationship?
And could it be, Pierce is hiding something BIG from her after ignoring a phonecall from his ex-fiancee Ebony Buttrose?
Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5
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