Ultimate BETRAYAL leads to devastation for THIS Neighbours family


Someone is about to double crosses the Kennedy family with potentially catastrophic consequences...

Just when the Kennedy family think things couldn't get any worse, today's Neighbours sees Finn Kelly's mum Claudia Watkins arrive in Ramsay Street.

But is all as it seems?

Since Finn's memory came back last month, the Kennedys have been to hell and back.

Elly Neighbours

Elly isn't happy to see Aster's grandmother, Claudia, today (Picture: Channel 5)

Not only did Finn try and kill Susan and Bea, but he also stole baby Aster from Elly before taking her to an abandoned cabin in the woods.

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But with Finn now dead and Elly facing charges for his murder, the family thought that they had hit rock bottom.

However, when Finn's estranged mum Claudia arrives today, things take another turn for the worst.

Neighbours, Elly Conway, Bea Nilsson, Claudia Watkins, Susan Kennedy

Claudia is back. But this time is she a friend or foe? (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

Despite the fact Claudia arrives and says all the right things, it is clear that she has a hidden agenda for her visit to the Kennedy house, and soon starts trying to question everyone about what happened with Finn.

No one is happy to see Claudia, but that doesn't stop her prying, while all the time covering her true intent by pretending she is there to spend time with her granddaughter.

However, by the end of the episode it becomes clear that Claudia does have a hidden motive for her visit - she wants custody of Aster.

Susan Neighbours

Susan and Karl aren't happy to see Finn's mum (Picture: Channel 5)

And with Elly looking like she could be facing a jail sentence for a murder that she didn't commit, it seems Claudia could build herself a very convincing case for custody.

Is Elly about to lose her daughter as well as her freedom?

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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.