It's the end of an era as Yashvi Rebecchi (played by Olivia Junkeer) prepares to pack her bags and leave Ramsay Street on Neighbours! (Channel 5, 5.30pm - see our TV Guide for listings).
After the SHOCK car crash that almost killed her, Yashvi has decided to quit her job with the police and move to Sydney to join the rest of her family.
Yashvi is being a bit moody and irritable as departure day arrives and the reality that she is leaving Erinsborough sinks in.
However, her uncle Toadie (Ryan Maloney) soon puts a smile back on Yashvi's face when he arranges a SURPRISE farewell gathering at the garden nursery!
Yashvi's ex-boyfriend Ned Willis (Ben Hall) has a sneaky parting gift for her.
But WHAT is it?
Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) is in a spin after her girlfriend Nicolette Stone (Charlotte Chimes) unexpectedly popped the question!
Chloe finds herself accepting Nicolette's proposal.
But secretly she is having trouble convincing herself that she has made the right decision.
As Nicolette gets carried away with wedding plans and discussions of the couple having kids together, Chloe starts to feel trapped.
Meanwhile, Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano), who has now admitted he has romantic feelings for Chloe is still lurking about in the background.
Will Chloe share her true feelings with Leo?
Levi Canning (Richie Morris) is feeling down-in-the-dumps after the departure of his former police partner, Yashvi.
The copper fancies a bit of fun and considers contacting lover Amy Greenwood (Jacinta Stapleton) while she's away visiting her family in Cairns.
But Levi remains unaware that he has competition for Amy's affections in the shape of his good buddy Ned!
Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5.
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)
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