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Crash HORROR leaves THIS Home and Away legend fighting for their life

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Home and Away's John Palmer is set to find his life on the line today...

Today's Home and Away will see John Palmer in serious danger as his car swerves off the road and crashes into a tree after he falls asleep at the wheel. But will be live to tell the tale?

For weeks John has been burning the candle at both ends as he fights to keep his businesses afloat while dashing back to the city to be there for son Jett.

Marilyn and John were left devastated when Jett was left with a life-long spinal injury after being caught up in an explosion as he served with the army in Afghanistan.

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers, John Palmer

Marilyn confronts John about him burning the candle at both ends... (Picture: Channel 5)

But as Jett struggled to come to terms with the fact he would be spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair, the pair have fought to help him keep some independence and supported his decision to move into his own place in the city.

However with Jett still getting his head around the tragic turn his life has taken, John has been dividing his time between Summer Bay and the city so he can be there for his son, putting pressure on his marriage with Marilyn and exhausting himself at the same time.

But despite Marilyn's warnings in today's Home and Away that he is taking on too much, John fails to listen to her advice and ends up putting his life on the line.

Home and Away, John Palmer, Marilyn Chambers

Marilyn has been missing hubby John while he's been away in the city (Picture: Channel 5)

He comes home for a flying visit after Ryder tells him that he can't do his shifts at the juice bar because he needs to do school work.

Failing to find someone to cover the shift, John fills in himself, leaving him shattered at the end of the day.

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But when John falls asleep on the sofa he wakes the following morning desperate to race back to the city, knowing that he is going to miss an appointment he promised to take Jett to.

Home and Away, Marilyn Chambers, Jett Palmer, John Palmer

John and Marilyn have been by Jett's side since his accident  (Picture: Channel 5)

But as he fights his tiredness on the road, things take a tragic turn when John falls asleep at the wheel of his car and crashes into a tree.

Will anyone find John before it is too late? Or has his determination to try and do everything left him in grave danger?

Watch Home and Away every weekday at 1.15pm and 6pm 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 whattowatch.com 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.