Hot new ROMANCE on the cards for THIS unexpected Home and Away pair?

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It looks like Dean Thompson could be hiding secret feelings for someone in today's Home and Away...

It seems there could be something of a love triangle occurring in Home and Away this week between Dean Thompson, Ziggy Astoni and Willow Harris.

At the end of last week Home and Away fans saw Dean trying to cheer up friend Ziggy in the wake of her marriage breakdown with Brody Morgan.

Viewers will know that Brody called time on his marriage to Ziggy after falling for Simone Bedford - and with it being Ziggy's 21st birthday, Dean is desperate to put a smile back on his friend's face again.

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Could Ziggy and Dean become more than just good friends? (Credit: Channel 5)

But as his offerings of beer and a cup cake left Ziggy happier than she has been in ages, the pair shared a drunken kiss, only for Dean to turn Ziggy down when she wanted to take things further.

Ziggy is left mortified at Dean's rejection and she refuses to listen as he tries to explain why he wouldn't sleep with her.

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Ziggy and Dean kissed last week (Credit: Channel 5)

It doesn't take long for Willow to work out that something happened between the pair, but she jumps to the wrong conclusion in today's episode and thinks that they spent the night together.

But while Willow might have totally the wrong end of the stick, it seems she might be feeling jealous about the potential romance between the pair.

While Ziggy nurses her wounded pride, it is clear that Dean was being a gentleman by turning her down, and despite his claims to Ziggy that he didn't want to be her rebound guy, it seems he might actually really care for Ziggy.

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Things get heated between Ziggy and Dean in today's visit to Summer Bay (Credit: Channel 5)

Could he secretly be harbouring real romantic feelings for his bosses daughter?

But while Ziggy and Dean have the potential to become Summer Bay's hottest new couple, Willow is clearly uneasy about the pair having a connection.

Could her new-found jealousy push her to tell Dean how she really feels before things go any further with Ziggy?

Also in today's Home and Away - Jett struggles with life as a paraplegic as he tries a wheelchair for the first time, and Tori wonders once again if she can be a good single mum.

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 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.