Drama in Home and Away as THIS shock betrayal leads to danger

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There's trouble heading for Ryder Jackson in today's Home and Away...

Home and Away's Ryder Jackson is set to betray his family, leading to devastating consequences for a vulnerable Bella Nixon.

The trouble starts when Ryder decides he is going to throw a party to celebrate finishing his exams in today's trip to Summer Bay (6pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

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Ryder is pressured into buying booze for his party at the Caravan Park (Picture: Channel 5)

But while Alf and Roo Stewart are happy to let him be the adult that he is and prove that he's a responsible 18-year-old, their rules of no loud music and no alcohol fall on deaf ears.

When Ryder's friends tell him that their beer supplier has fallen through, he suggests that maybe they should have the party without alcohol, but his friends think he's joking and put pressure on him to buy the beer seeing as he's the only one who has turned 18 in the group.

Ryder is reluctant at first, but eventually uses his job at Salt to get his hands on two crates of beer, and soon the party is in full swing.

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Troubled teenager Bella Nixon decides to drown her sorrows and get drunk (Picture: Channel 5)

But one person who is definitely not 18 at the party is Bella.

The teenager is struggling after hearing from Irene that she will have to testify in court against her attacker Tommy if Irene is to have any chance of getting a lenient sentencing.

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The thought of seeing Tommy again is too much for Bella and she decides to accept Colby's invitation to a quiet night in, hoping their pizza and a chat will help her get her head straight.

But when Ryder hints that Colby would probably rather be spending the evening with his new girlfriend Mackenzie, Bella reluctantly agrees to go to his party instead.

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Bella's on a mission... what could possibly go wrong?! (Picture: Channel 5)

However once there, Bella spots the beer and decides that a drink is just what she needs to take her mind off her problems.

Ryder sees her drinking and knowing that she is underage, as well as the fact she is the sister of the local police officer, he begs her to stop.

But will she listen? Or is Ryder's party about to get seriously out of hand? 

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.