DEVASTATION as THIS Neighbours favourite is forced to give up their own BABY

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Elly Conway does the unthinkable today...

Today's Neighbours sees Elly Conway made to face every parents' worst nightmare when she is forced to give up her baby daughter, Aster.

The new mum found herself thrown into jail earlier this week after she pleaded guilty for killing Finn Kelly - a crime she didn't actually commit.

Neighbours, Elly Conway

Elly initially decided to take Aster into prison with her, but she reluctantly changed her mind (Picture: Channel 5)

Elly admitted guilt hoping that it might mean the court judge gave her a suspended sentence... however, her plan totally backfired when evil Claudia Watkins got involved.

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Claudia is the mum of the late Finn Kelly, but also his brother Shaun Watkins, who died last year.

Shaun is also the father of little Aster, and now mean Claudia is playing every dirty trick in the book to get custody of her baby granddaughter.

But there was a spanner thrown in Claudia's plan to get her hands on Aster when Elly decided to take her daughter into jail with her.

Neighbours, Andrea Somers, Elly Conway

Andrea Somers schemes against Elly to make her give up her baby (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

But after a huge riot breaks out in the prison today, she starts to doubt her daughter's safety in the jail and agrees to let the Kennedys look after Aster.

However, what she doesn't know is the riot was caused by her new cell mate, Andrea Somers... the woman who conned Toadie Rebecchi, and who is also now working with Claudia.

But as Elly faces her worst nightmare and hands her daughter over to her family, how will she cope in jail without her baby?

Neighbours, Claudia Watkins, Samantha Fitzgerald

Claudia is plotting with lawyer Sam to get custody of baby Aster (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

Andrea tries to befriend Elly, and despite being wary of her new-found ally, it seems Andrea is getting her claws into Elly like she does with everyone else.

But her friendship comes with a price... Andrea wants to see her estranged twin sister, Dee. But can, and will, Elly help make that happen?

And now that Aster isn't with her mum, will it make things easier for Claudia to get custody of her granddaughter like she planned?

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.