Home and Away favourite is facing prison thanks to THIS family feud

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Could Dean Thompson be heading back to prison? 

There's drama in Home and Away as Dean Thompson lets his rift with sister Mackenzie Booth jeopardise his future freedom...

Ever since Ben's Boards was shut down by the police thanks to Ben Astoni being framed for drug smuggling, Dean has found himself out of a job.

But while it doesn't usually take many people long to find employment in Summer Bay, things are a bit different for someone who has got a criminal record like Dean.

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Ziggy tries to help Dean find a job in today's Home and Away (Picture: Channel 5)

The only problem is, one of the requirements for his probation is that he is in full time employment... meaning Dean needs to find a job soon otherwise he is heading back to jail.

Ziggy Astoni is desperate for her boyfriend to find a job, but after a fruitless search online, the mechanic comes up with the idea to ask Alf if he has any vacancies at the bait shop.

Unfortunately for Dean Alf can't help, and getting a job isn't the only challenge Dean is facing at the moment.

He is also still fighting with sister Mackenzie after he discovered she was sleeping with his best friend Colby.

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Dean fell out with Mackenzie and Colby after catching them in bed together last week (Picture: Channel 5)

After catching the pair in bed together, Dean's already fractured relationship with his new-found sibling was left in tatters.

Mackenzie isn't giving up on her brother that easily though and tries to reach out to him... but he's having none of it and even turns down her offer of shouting him dinner.

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But Ziggy then comes up with the idea to kill two birds with one stone and goes to see Mackenzie with a proposition.

Ziggy thinks that Mackenzie should offer Dean a job at Salt, meaning he would have a job and avoid jail, but also that the siblings would be forced to spend more time together and hopefully reconcile.

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Mackenzie tries to make peace with brother, but it doesn't quite go to plan... (Picture: Channel 5)

Mackenzie is willing to give Ziggy's idea a try... but when she heads to Dean's caravan to offer him a job, he's not impressed.

Dean turns his sister's offer down instantly, telling her that he can't trust her and so why would he want to work with her.

But could his stubbornness mean he is heading back to prison?

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.