Shock in Neighbours as someone's secret love child is revealed?

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Yashvi Rebecchi is left stunned when she thinks she's uncovered a huge family secret in today's Neighbours...

Today's Neighbours sees Yashvi Rebecchi continuing to try and work out where she recognises new school friend Mackenzie from... and it turns out that she might have a closer connection to the newcomer than she realised.

Ever since she met Mackenzie, Yashvi has struggled to shake the feeling that she knows her from somewhere.

But today the plot thickens when her new friend drops a keyring from Bourke, the town where Yashvi grew up.

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Yashvi Rebecchi

Yashvi has struggled to shake the feeling she knows Mackenzie from her past (Picture: Channel 5)

Despite having denied she had ever heard of Yashvi's old town, Yashvi finds the keyring in Harold's and she tries to give it back to her friend.

But once again Mackenzie denies it's hers and Yashvi is no closer to working out the truth.

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But when the pair share a study date today, Yashvi accidentally opens one of Mackenzie's school books to find a photo tucked inside.

However, her world comes crashing down when she realises the photo is of Shane standing on a farm with a mystery woman.

Yashvi immediately wonders if Mackenzie could be a Rebecchi... but as she tries to get the facts straight in her head, she comes to the shocking realisation that the dates add up enough for her own dad to be Mackenzie's father.

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Shane Rebecchi

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

Ned tries to get Yashvi to slow down with her guessing game, worried that she is barking up the wrong tree, but the teenager is convinced she has worked out a dark family secret.

But did Shane really cheat on Dipi all those years ago? Or is there more to this puzzle than meets the eye?

Later Mackenzie finds Shane alone in the Waterhole and confronts him, revealing not only her full name but also the name of her mother.

Neighbours, Shane Rebecchi

Is Shane Mackenzie's dad? (Picture: Channel 5)

Judging by the look on Shane's face he knows exactly who Mackenzie and her mum are... but is he really the newcomer's long-lost father?

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

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.