Relationships TORN APART as THESE Home and Away favourites fight

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There's drama in Home and Away when Dean and Colby fight over Mackenzie...

Today's Home and Away sees best friends Dean Thompson and Colby Thorne clash as their already rocky friendship collapses around them.

Dean and Colby have been like brothers for as long as they can remember, but while they have always stood by one another through tick and thin, the arrival of Dean's estranged sister Mackenzie changed everything.

When Colby fell for Mackenzie, he kept his feelings for his best friend's sister to himself, knowing that Dean's relationship with his sibling was tricky.

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Dean and Colby have been clashing over Mackenzie (Picture: Channel 5)

However, the feeling was definitely mutual for Mackenzie, and soon the pair ended up in bed together... only for Dean to catch them.

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Colby called things off with Mackenzie after Dean told him that he wasn't happy about his best friend dating his sister... but since then the pair have been avoiding each other, and in a place as small as Summer Bay, that's easier said than done!

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Dean confronts Colby about getting the cold shoulder today (Picture: Channel 5)

However, today's episode sees their feud come to a head when Colby continues to avoid Dean, firstly in Salt, and then later down at the beach.

Dean confronts Colby about getting the cold shoulder, and Colby insists there's no problem... but clearly he is still smarting over the fact he had to end his budding romance with Mackenzie, and he blames Dean entirely.

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Mackenzie is furious when she finds out Dean is to blame for her break-up with Colby... (Picture: Channel 5)

But as the men square up to one another, Mackenzie makes an appearance just in time for her to overhear how Dean warned his best friend away from dating his sister... and she's not happy.

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Annoyed that the brother she hardly knew was making decisions for her about her love life, Mackenzie tells Dean his shift at Salt is over... is their fledgling relationship on the rocks again already?

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Dean is now in the bad books with BOTH Colby and Mackenzie (Picture: Channel 5)

And will Colby and Dean ever make up?

The pair have been friends for decades... could Mackenzie really be the one thing that can tear them apart?

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.