Romance on the cards as THIS Home and Away couple finally kiss

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There's romance in the air in today's Home and Away as Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson finally give into temptation and share a kiss...

Today's Home and Away sees Ziggy and Dean finally share a kiss... but the romantic moment doesn't quite go as Dean hopes when Ziggy runs off.

Ziggy and Dean are on the adventure of a lifetime as they race across the outback as part of the Bush Bomb Rally, and thankfully the drama of finding Bella Nixon hiding in the boot of their car is now nothing but a recent memory.

However, as the pair spend more time together in the close confinements of their car, it seems the flirting between them is reaching fever pitch - and soon they are recreating their ill-fated kiss from a few months back.

Home and Away, Ziggy Morgan, Dean Thompson

Ziggy and Dean are on the adventure of a lifetime as they go car racing...  (Picture: Channel 5)

As they race against a couple called Paul and Tanya, Dean enjoys seeing Ziggy's fun, competitive side and the pair are getting on like a house on fire as they reach their campsite for the evening.

But when they pull into the spot where they'll be pitching their tents, the pair are annoyed to see that not only have Paul and Tanya beaten them to it, but they're also pitched up right next door.

Home and Away, Bella Nixon, Ziggy Morgan, Dean Thompson

Ziggy and Dean have put the drama with Bella from the previous day behind them (Picture: Channel 5)

But soon the battle between them turns into friendship and Ziggy and Dean get to know their new neighbours around the campfire as darkness falls.

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With the rally being a charity event, Ziggy opens up about her mum's battle with cancer, before asking Paul and Tanya their reasons for wanting to join the race.

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Ziggy and Dean meet race rivals, Paul and Tanya (Picture: Channel 5)

Dean and Ziggy are speechless when Paul reveals he is terminally ill, and the married couple confess that this race was on Paul's bucket list.

Paul tells Dean and Ziggy that his illness has taught him to live for the moment... something that clearly strikes a cord with Dean.

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Dean kisses Ziggy, but he doesn't quite get the reaction he was hoping for (Credit: Channel 5)

As Tanya and Paul head to bed, Dean seizes the moment and kisses Ziggy, telling her that he has been wanting to do that all day.

However, instead of kissing him back, Ziggy races off to her tent without a backwards glance, leaving Dean mortified.

Has Dean misread the signals from Ziggy and just made things awkward between the pair?

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.