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Home and Away spoilers: Why is Tex Wheeler SNOOPING into Tane's business?

Tex Wheeler in Home and Away
What the heck is Tex Wheeler up to?! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Tex Wheeler (played by Lucas Lineham) seems to be very interested in the Parata family in Home and Away (1:15pm - see our TV Guide for listings). 

Since arriving in Summer Bay, hunky handyman Tex has really charmed the locals.

Everyone seems to like him, but is he as perfect as he seems?

When his bosses Marilyn Chambers (Emily Symons) and Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) ran out of jobs for him to do at the bait shop and caravan park, they found him so charming that they couldn’t bring themselves to fire him and instead have been finding things for him to do that don’t really need doing!

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Tex Wheeler has charmed everyone.  (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

He’s also charmed ‘hot cop’ Rose Delaney (Kirsty Mariller), and after enjoying a few dates, the pair are totally loved up.

Tex seems to be a nice guy, but it turns out he’s in the Bay for a reason…

Tane in Home and Away

Tane's got no idea that Tex is snooping into his business affairs! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

A few weeks ago when he went to have a look at the gym, with a view to signing up for membership, he quizzed the owner Tane Parata (Ethan Browne) about how he came to own the gym.

Coincidentally, around the same time, Chloe Anderson (Sam Barrett) discovered that her mum Mia and Ari Parata had bought the gym outright without any evidence of savings or a bank loan. She later learned that it was all paid for from the proceeds of an armed robbery carried out by Ari.

After deciding to go away together for a few days, Tex and Rose return from a trip to the city, but it’s not long before he gives the locals another reason to think he’s a great guy when he steps to defend Rose when she gets into a row with Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright).

Tex and Rose in Home and Away

Tex and Rose return from their trip to the city. (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Meanwhile, Rose’s brother Xander (Luke Van Os), however, is dubious about his sister’s feelings for Tex, especially after she told him that she was in love with Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright) a few weeks ago!

But as Xander worries that Rose’s feelings for Tex aren’t genuine, it becomes clear that he should be more worried about what Tex’s intentions are!

He’s obviously up to something when he goes back to the gym and starts looking around the office. Why is he snooping? And why does a photo of Mia and Ari pique his interest?

Tex finds a picture of Mia and Ari

As Tex snoops around the gym, he spots a photo of Mia and Ari! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

All is revealed when Tex goes to an industrial warehouse which is teeming with leather-clad bikers, many of whom greet him with great familiarity.

When one man asks for information, Tex produces the photo of Mia and Ari from the gym and boasts that he’s got the local cop on side.

What’s Tex’s connection to these bikers? And why are they so interested in the Parata clan?

Tex in Home and Away

Tex meets up a biker guy, but who is he? (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

Also in this episode… There’s good news for Theo Poulos (Matt Evans) when Ziggy Astoni (Sophie Dillman) reveals that she’s been approved to his Theo’s apprenticeship, and when Cash Newman (Nicholas Cartwright) lashes out at Rose and almost gets into a brawl with Tex, it leads him to make an emotional confession about his girlfriend Jasmine Delaney….

Theo in Home and Away

There's good news for apprentice mechanic Theo Poulos! (Image credit: Endemol Shine Australia)

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

Michael Darling
Writer/Editor on Chat, Woman, Woman's Own plus TV & Satellite Week, TV Times and What's On TV

Michael writes about TV for Woman, Woman's Own, Chat, What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and regularly contributes to whattowatch.com (opens in new tab).


After graduating from the University of Winchester with a degree in English and American Studies, he chose a career that combined his great passions in life – magazines and television – and he has primarily worked as a TV journalist for more than 25 years.


He loves classic sitcoms such as The Good Life, Hi-de-Hi! and Man About the House, as well as shows such as Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, The Great Pottery Throwdown and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills


Some of his favourite people who he has interviewed over the years include Gillian Taylforth, Linda Robson, Sara Davies, Alex Polizzi and Bradley Walsh!