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7 EXPLOSIVE reasons you can't afford to miss Neighbours this week

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It's the moment that Neighbours fans have waited 16 years for...

This week is set to be huge for Neighbours fans as the wait to see Toadie Rebecchi come face-to-face with his thought-to-be-dead wife Dee Bliss is finally over.

But as the long-running - and slightly bonkers - storyline takes a series of dramatic twists, what are the key moments to look out for on Ramsay Street this week?

Here are 7 bombshells you can't afford to miss...

1. Andrea and Dee meet for the first time in Neighbours

Neighbours, Dee Bliss, Andrea Somers

Lookie-likies Andrea and Dee come face-to-face this week... (Picture: Channel 5)

After months of wondering what it will be like to see Dee Bliss and Andrea Somers on screen at the same time, the wait is finally over. The episode airing on Monday 8th July will see Andrea hot footing it to Byron Bay to confront the woman she impersonated for months.

But as the pair come face-to-face Dee is understandably full of questions, but when Andrea tries to walk away without answering any of them, Dee tries to stop her, resulting in a cliff-top fight that isn't going to end well.

2. Dee plunges from a cliff - again!

Neighbours, Andrea Somers, Dee Bliss

There's more clifftop drama heading for Dee (Picture: Channel 5)

Dee doesn't seem to have a lot of luck when it comes to clifftops, and Monday's episode will see her plunging to the sea and rocks below, just like she did on her fateful wedding day to Toadie 16 years ago.

But, of course, instead of trying to save this woman who looks uncannily like her, Andrea instead makes a getaway back to Ramsay Street, and fails to mention to Toadie that she has just seen the wife he thought he'd lost all those years ago.

Andrea then discovers that Ian has been to see Toadie and told him that Dee is en route to Erinsborough. But while she thinks Dee has met a grisly end after her cliff plunge, little does she know Heather has saved Dee from a watery grave.

Believing Dee is probably dead, Andrea makes a dramatic announcement that she is leaving Ramsay Street. But instead of actually going, she changes her hair and clothes and arrives back on Toadie's door step pretending to be Dee once again.

3. Toadie confronted by Dee and Andrea at the same time

Neighbours, Andrea Somers, Toadie Rebecchi, Willow Somers, Dee Bliss

DOUBLE trouble for Toadie! (Picture: Channel 5)

After Dee escapes Heather's clutches, she races to Ramsay Street, knowing her former husband is in danger at the hands of Andrea once again.

But as she turns up at Toadie's and tells him she is the real Dee Bliss, Toadie's mind is blown as he comes face-to-face with two women who look identical to the wife he lost more than a decade and a half ago.

Finally the real Dee proves her identity by telling Toadie the last words she said to him before their car plunged from the top of a cliff and into the sea on their wedding day, and at last Andrea's lies are exposed once and for all.

4. Heather and Andrea arrested for their crimes

Neighbours, Heather Schilling, Mark Brennan

Gotcha! Mark arrests criminal Heather (Picture: Channel 5)

After returning to Ramsay Street with the real Dee, Heather finds herself arrested by Mark Brennan who happens to be heading to work.

After cuffing her on the spot, Andrea isn't far behind when she attempts to flee from Toadie's house, only to be tackled to the ground by her own daughter, Willow.

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5. Toadie finally finds out what really happened to Dee after their wedding crash horror

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Toadie finally finds out the truth (Picture: Channel 5)

By Wednesday 10th July the traumatic history that has kept Dee away from Ramsay Street for all this time is finally revealed, leaving Toadie reeling.

His reunion with his lost wife is full of surprises, and Toadie realises just how much Dee has been through since she went missing on their wedding day. But where does this leave their relationship now?

6. Willow disowns Andrea and leaves Erinsborough

Neighbours, Willow Somers, Toadie Rebecchi

Willow tells Toadie she has decided to leave Erinsborough (Picture: Channel 5)

Realising that her mum has caused havoc with her unspeakable lies and manipulation one too many times, Willow can't bear to be in the same town as Andrea and visits her in prison to tell her that she is disowning her for good.

While Toadie is pleased Willow is moving forward with her life, he is saddened that she has decided to leave town. But when Willow confesses that this rollercoaster at the hands of Andrea has been too much, her words strike a chord with Toadie, leading to him making a huge decision...

7. Toadie sends the real Dee away

Neighbours, Toadie Rebecchi

Toadie sends Dee away, but will he regret his decision? (Picture: Channel 5)

Still grieving for Sonya, Toadie struggles to get his head around having Dee back in his life, and feeling like he is betraying his beloved late wife, Toadie decides to let the past stay in the past and sends Dee back to Byron Bay - for good.

But when Mark explains what happened to him while he was in witness protection, Toadie is given a fresh perspective on how Dee must be feeling.

When Dee arrives on his doorstep to say an emotional farewell, she leaves her diaries from the last 16 years for him to read, hoping they might help him understand her ordeal.

But will they change Toadie's mind? And where can the former husband and wife go from here?

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.