THIS Home and Away favourite HAUNTED after evil attack

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Home and Away's Bella Nixon is struggling to get past Tommy's sickening assault...

Home and Away fans will see poor Bella Nixon continue to be haunted by memories of Tommy in today's trip to Summer Bay.

Ever since the teenager started chatting to Tommy online, viewers could see that this particular storyline wasn't going to end well.

But nothing could prepare fans for the fact Tommy would not only track Bella down at home, but also try and attack her, only for Irene Robert's to come in just at the right moment and hit him over the head with a vase.

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Irene hit stalker Tommy over the head when she found him attacking Bella (Picture: Channel 5)

However the drama didn't end there... Tommy also begged Irene and Bella to keep his attack 'their little secret' - words that trigged a long-buried memory from when Irene herself was sexually abused as a child.

Fans know that Tommy ended up in hospital in a coma after Irene's attack, but while he is now awake and has been charged with his crimes, the nightmare is far from over for Irene and Bella.

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The nightmare is only just beginning for Irene and Bella (Picture: Channel 5)

While Irene faces a lengthy court battle for her crimes, Bella is struggling with the memories of what Tommy did to her, and today sees her pushing away those closest to her as she tries to get her head around her emotions.

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Despite having moved back in with big brother Colby, Bella is still shutting herself away from the world, but as she continues to have nightmares about the day she was attacked, Colby is at a loss over what to do.

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Bella confides in friend Willow about what is going on in her head (Picture: Channel 5)

In the end it is Willow who comes to Bella's aid... getting the teenager to open up and talk about what is going on inside her head.

Both Colby and best friend Dean are desperate to help Bella too, but Willow is adamant that this time she needs female friend to lend her a shoulder to cry on.

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Willow and Dean discuss how they can help troubled teenager Bella (Picture: Channel 5)

But with Tommy's attack playing so heavily on Bella's mind, will Willow be able to get through to her before she pushes everyone close to her away?

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.