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Danger in Neighbours as THIS deadly villain returns to Erinsborough today

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Andrea Somers' manipulation of Toadie Rebecchi is about to take another sinister turn in today's Neighbours...

There's danger in today's Neighbours as Andrea Somers' evil mother Heather Schilling makes a shock return to Ramsay Street.

Neighbours fans will know that Heather is bad news after she posed as the more-than-perfect nanny Alice and wormed her way into the Rebecchi's lives as a way to get closer to her grandson Hugo.

Not only is she in on Andrea's plan to manipulate Toadie into letting her into his life, but Heather also tried to split up Toadie and his late wife Sonya not long before she died... even going as far as poisoning Sonya and abandoning her on the side of the road to die.

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Heather - AKA evil nanny Alice - tried to poison Sonya earlier this year (Picture: Channel 5)

Thankfully Sonya survived the ordeal which happened shortly before she discovered she had terminal cancer, but with Heather back in Erinsborough it can only mean more bad news for Toadie.

It seems there's no lengths that unhinged Heater won't go to in order to get what she wants, and despite still being on the run from police for her crimes, she hasn't been able to help herself getting involved in Andrea's latest plan.

Earlier this week Andrea was shocked when her mum turned up at her apartment, leaving her to desperately try and hide her from Willow.

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Andrea is slowly working her way back into Rebecchi family life... (Picture: Channel 5)

With Andrea convincing Toadie and the police that she is a reformed character and has no idea where her troublemaking mum is, her cover would be totally blown if anyone was to catch them together.

Having moved up a gear with her plan and landed herself a room at Lassiters with the bill being footed by Toadie, Andrea lets her mum stay in her apartment as long as she doesn't leave the four walls.

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But of course this is Heather we're talking about and in today's episode of Neighbours it becomes clear that Heather has been going out of the apartment in Geelong to buy wine... something that Andrea told her mum was strictly forbidden.

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Heather begged Andrea to let her hide out at the apartment earlier his week (Picture: Channel 5)

However, it soon turns out that Heather popping to the local shop is the least of Andrea's worries when Heather turns up in the middle of the Lassiters complex in disguise!

Just as things seem to be working in Andrea's favour when she lands a job at the hotel as a cleaner, Heather's seen watching her daughter chatting to Toadie from afar.

But with neither of them aware that Heather is so close by, just how long will it take for someone to find out that she's back in town to cause trouble?

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

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

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.