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Home and Away legend in DANGER as they invite trouble into their home?

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Irene Roberts offers troubled Bella Nixon a roof over her head, but it's not long before she regrets trying to help...

Today's Home and Away sees Irene Roberts offering Bella Nixon a place to stay but, when the troublesome teen continues to cause drama, it seems Irene has set herself up for her biggest challenge yet.

Has she just inadvertently put herself in danger?

Yesterday's Home and Away saw Bella lash out at her older brother Colby Thorne as he tried to stop her interfering with Dean Thompson and Ziggy Astoni's fledging romance.

But Bella didn't take kindly to Colby trying to drag her away from the drama and instead grabbed a pool ball and smashed her brother over the head with it.

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Colby has been clashing with teen sister Bella for months (Picture: Channel 5)

Today's trip to Summer Bay sees Bella mortified by her actions, and it seems her sudden burst of anger has scared her, as well as everyone else.

As Colby gets his bleeding head seen to, Dean rushes after Bella to check she is okay, but she is convinced there must be something wrong with her if she can hurt someone she loves so badly.

Dean eventually gets the siblings talking, but while Colby reassures his sister that he is fine, he confesses in secret to Willow Harris that he's out of his depth with Bella and is at a loss over where they can go from here.

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Bella is shocked by her own actions after she hits Colby over the head with a pool ball (Picture: Channel 5)

When Irene offers to have Bella living with her for a while, Colby isn't sure and feels like he is passing on his responsibilities... but Irene is convinced that a break from one another is what Colby and Bella need.

Predictably, the news that she is being shipped to Irene's doesn't go down well with the teenager, and even having Willow as her new housemate isn't enough to soften the blow.

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Bella's cold with Colby as he helps her move in, and the police officer is left wondering if he has made a huge mistake.

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Colby has run out of ideas to help wayward Bella (Picture: Channel 5)

However, he's soon not the only one with regrets.

As Bella acts up, Irene is left fearing she has made a huge mistake inviting the school girl into her home.

And with Bella clearly capable of turning violent at the drop of the hat, could innocent Irene become Bella's next target?

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.