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'Home and Away' spoilers: Ari Parata PROPOSES to Mia!

Home and Away spoilers, Ari Parata, Mia Anderson
Ari Parata springs a romantic surprise on Mia on today's episode of Home and Away! (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Ari Parata (played by Rob Kipa-Williams) is ready to take the next step and pop the question to his girlfriend, Mia Anderson (Anna Samson) on Home and Away (1:15pm - see our TV Guide for listings).

But there's been so much drama going on, surrounding the return of Mia's daughter, Chloe's (Sam Barrett) long-lost dad, Matthew Montgomery (James Sweeny), that there just hasn't been a good time for Ari to spring his surprise.

Ari reveals his secret plans to Chloe, who is thrilled at the news.

With the help of Chloe, his brother Tane (Ethan Browne) and nephew, Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo), Ari arranges a backyard celebration at the Parata house.

Mia has no idea why she's getting all dressed-up for the occasion.

But it's not long before all is revealed, when Ari gets down on one knee and asks that all-important question!

Will Mia say, "YES!"

Home and Away spoilers, Mackenzie Booth, Logan Bennett

Logan wants his own space on Home and Away (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir) is stunned and confused by her boyfriend, Logan Bennett's (Harley Bonner) decision to move out of the apartment.

He only moved in five minutes ago!

Mackenzie confronts Logan about his sudden decision.

Does it have anything to do with Mackenzie's apartment mate, Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) giving him such a hard time?

Yes... and no.

Mackenzie and Logan get into a heated discussion at Salt over what has happened.

Will Mackenzie find out the REAL reason that Logan doesn't want to live in a shared apartment?

Home and Away spoilers, Dean Thompson

Dean finally hits the waves again on Home and Away! (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Dean Thompson (Patrick O'Connor) has been afraid that he'll never surf again, after being left badly injured in a car crash last year.

But with the help of doctor Logan, surfer dude Dean has been regaining his balance and confidence out in the water.

Dean's girlfriend, Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) and his sister, Mackenzie fear the worst when they see him down on the beach armed with a surf board.

Is he crazy? He could get hurt!

However, Logan convinces the ladies to watch on as Dean takes to the water.

It's the moment of truth for Dean as he prepares to ride the waves...

Home and Away spoilers, Alf Stewart

Alf prays for Martha on Home and Away... (Image credit: Endemol Shine)

Martha Stewart's (Belinda Giblin) life is still hanging in the balance while she awaits a kidney transplant in hospital.

Martha's daughter, Roo (Georgie Parker) is struggling with the big decision of whether or not to donate a kidney.

Roo's dad, Alf (Ray Meagher) doesn't want to pressure her either way.

But with time running out, Alf slips into the hospital chapel and has a quiet word with God to help save his wife, Martha...

Home and Away continues weekdays at 1:15pm on Channel 5

Switch over for FIRST LOOK episodes at 6:30pm on 5STAR

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.