Devastation as SHOCK TWIST brings this Neighbours favourite's world crashing down

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There's drama in Neighbours when Leo Tanaka finds his world turned upside down thanks to a chance meeting with a random stranger...

Neighbours' Leo Tanaka is about to learn the hard way that you shouldn't share your personal information with a stranger today as his one-night-stand Carmen does a runner with all his money.

Neighbours fans have seen newcomer Carmen take a shine to Leo whilst he worked his magic on cocktails at the Back Lane Bar, and it seemed that even handsome millionaire Pierce Greyson couldn't distract her from her new crush.

But today it turns out there is a reason Carmen turns down Pierce in favour of Leo, and that's because she is targeting Mr Tanaka for a scam.

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Mystery lady Carmen turned down Pierce for Leo... but she's got a plan (Picture: Channel 5)

Leo couldn't believe his luck when Carmen turned on the charm and agreed to head home with him for the night in yesterday's Neighbours, and as the morning after the night before arrives, Leo is clearly smitten.

But as Carmen works her magic with all of Leo's housemates today, it is clear everyone is falling for her charm, not just Leo.

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However, it seems Leo is about to trust this random stranger he has known for less than 24 hours a little too much when he asks her to help him with the Back Lane Bar accounts.

While Carmen might be an accountant by trade, and certainly seems to know what she is talking about when it comes to Leo's finances, it seems she has more interest in his accounts than she should.

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Leo makes the huge error of letting Carmen look at his accounts (Picture: Channel 5)

It is only when everyone else is out and Leo is in the shower that Carmen's true colours are revealed when she starts to log into Leo's computer and go through his online banking.

It's only when Ned Willis makes a surprise appearance that Carmen is almost caught out... especially when Ned seems to think he might know her from somewhere.

The dodgy businesswoman brushes off Ned's claims that he recognises her, and does her best to get rid of him as quickly as possible.

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Ned recognises Carmen, but he can't work out why (Picture: Channel 5)

But it is only when Leo emerges from the shower and finds Carmen has done a runner that he realises something is amiss...

It doesn't take long for Leo to realise his night of passion has cost him more than he could have ever imagined when he finds his bank account is empty.

But who was the mysterious Carmen, and why does Ned think he knows her?

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.