Shock in Ramsay Street as Neighbours newcomer drops THIS huge bombshell

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Newcomer Mackenzie Hargreaves reveals a secret that no one saw coming in today's Neighbours...

There has been plenty of mystery surrounding Neighbours newcomer Mackenzie Hargreaves since she arrived in Erinsborough... but today the wait to find out her secret is finally over.

Yesterday's Neighbours saw Yashvi Rebecchi put two and two together and get five when she put the mysterious things she had discovered about Mackenzie together and came up with the conclusion that she could be her sister.

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi

Shane was shocked to see Mackenzie, but it's not because she's his daughter... (Picture: Channel 5)

But today the truth about how Shane knows Mackenzie is revealed when Yashvi sees Mackenzie and Shane talking secretly at school, and becomes more convinced than ever that her dad has been cheating on her mum.

In the end Yashvi confronts her dad about having an affair and he realises he needs to come clean to his family before the secrets get out of hand.

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Shane Rebecchi

What is the connection between Shane and schoolgirl Mackenzie on Neighbours? (Picture: Channel 5)

After asking Mackenzie if she is ready to tell everyone the truth, Shane holds a family meeting at home with Dipi and their daughters, and even head teacher Susan is invited along for moral support.

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Eventually Mackenzie reveals that Shane has been helping her track down her dad because they were friends from back in Bourke, but not only that, the reason Yashvi recognises her is because they went to the same school.

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves

Shane refuses to reveal the connection between him and schoolgirl Mackenzie until she's ready (Picture: Channel 5)

Eventually Mackenzie makes the brave move to tell Yashvi that she knew her back in their Bourke days as Michael... leaving Yashvi speechless.

But of course Mackenzie had no reason to worry about how Yashvi would react, because Yashvi's more worried about the fact she jumped to the wrong conclusion than the fact her old friend has transitioned.

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Yashvi Rebecchi

Yashvi feels bad she jumped to the wrong conclusion and the girls start their friendship again (Picture: Channel 5)

The pair decide to make a start afresh and it seems that this is a friendship that is set to blossom... but will everyone in Erinsborough be as understanding as the Rebecchis?

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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