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Neighbours' wedding of the year doomed because of THIS heartbreaking reason

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Susan's the talk of Ramsay Street

Mark Brennan and Elly Conway's wedding of the year is thrown into jeopardy next week when they hear about Sonya Rebecchi's heartbreaking battle with cancer...

Mark Brennan and Elly Conway ware left wondering if they can continue to plan their wedding after hearing the devastating news that their friend Sonya Rebecchi his fighting for her life following her cancer diagnosis.

The bridge and groom-to-be are left shaken by Sonya's news next week as she reveals to her friends on Ramsay Street that she has cancer.

Neighbours, Sonya Rebecchi, Toadie Rebecchi

Sonya and Toadie have struggled to process the harrowing news about Sonya's cancer

Up until this point Sonya has kept her upsetting news to her nearest and dearest as she tries to process the fact she has got ovarian cancer, that has now spread to the rest of her body.

The mum of two has understandably taken a few weeks to get her head around the devastating news, but next week she decides that it is time to share her news with her neighbours, leaving the whole of Ramsay Street devastated.

One Erinsborugh resident who is hit even harder than the others is Mark, who has grown close to Sonya over the years, with her even agreeing to be a surrogate for him when he wanted to start a family.

Neighbours, Sonya Rebecchi

Sonya is facing the battle of a lifetime

As Sonya's news sets in next week, Elly can't help but notice that Mark has become distant, and confides in Sonya about this shift in their relationship.

Of course as soon as Sonya hears that Mark has lost enthusiasm in his wedding planning, she knows something isn't right and goes to talk to her friend.

Mark is clearly struggling with the thought of losing Sonya, and tells her he thinks it is wrong to be planning a party when she is so gravely unwell.

Neighbours, Mark Brennan, Elly Conway

Elly proposed to Mark recently, but will they postpone the wedding?

But Sonya, being the selfless kind of person that she is, soon reads Mark the riot act, telling him that he must go ahead with the wedding whether he likes it or not!

Will Mark listen to his friend and give her something positive to look forward to as she faces the battle of a lifetime?

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5

Picture credits: Channel 5

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

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! 


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