Neighbours couple TORN APART as THIS forbidden pair grow closer?


There's heartache heading for Neighbours' Shane and Dipi Rebecchi as their marriage continues to suffer...

Today's Neighbours sees Shane and Dipi Rebecchi drift even further apart as Shane's friendship with Roxy Willis continues to come between them.

The pair have been estranged for months after finding they were on a different page when it came to a lot of huge decisions in their family life.

Neighbours, Roxy Willis, Shane Rebecchi

Roxy and Shane grew closer  in Neighbours when Roxy shared her kidney lie to him and no one else (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

Not only did they fall out over Dipi's friendship with Gary Canning, but they were also at loggerheads when their youngest daughter Kirsha decided she wanted to go to school uni Sydney instead of in their home town of Erinsborough.

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Since Christmas the pair have been growing apart once again, and today's visit to Ramsay Street sees Dipi confessing to best friend Shiela that things have gone a bit quiet in the bedroom department.

Sheila is there for her friend with lots of advice, but Dipi is adamant that the reason Shane has gone off her is because of his growing closeness with work colleague Roxy, who he has been spending a huge amount of time with.

Neighbours, Dipi Rebecchi

Dipi is worried about Shane and Roxy's growing closeness (Picture: Channel 5)

But while Dipi is worried there is something going on between the pair, Shane just thinks they're friends and today is there for Roxy in her moment of need.

She is down in the dumps when they both get a warning at work for the antics last week when they made up fake customer comments in a bid to pick up business, and with Harlow still fuming about her keeping the kidney secret from her, Roxy is feeling neglected.

Neighbours, Roxy Willis, Harlow Robinson

Roxy clashes with Harlow today, sending her on a downward spiral (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

But as Roxy goes to drown her sorrows in town, she ends up at the Back Lane Bar that she used to own with Leo Tanaka and she is soon feeling more down than ever and calls Shane.

Worried that Roxy is on a mission to self-destruct, Shane heads to the city to save Roxy from herself, but when he comes home at 2am he is shocked to find Dipi waiting up for him.

Neighbours, Gary Canning, Shane Rebecchi

Shane is the first person Roxy calls today when she needs a friend... and Dipi isn't happy (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

She is livid that he has been out with another woman until the early hours and is even more cross when Shane fails to see that there is anything wrong with his actions.

Could this be the final straw for the pair in Neighbours and the end of their marriage?

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm 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

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