Summer Bay saw its fair share of relationship drama in 2018. Whether it was Hunters secret affair with his Uni tutor, the Justin/Willow/Dean love triangle, Coco and Ryders rocky relationship or Raffys first love with Ty, there was never a dull moment.
It looks like 2019 is set to bring a whole new host of surprises – heres a taste of what to expect…
Chelsea and Colby to break up?
Aussie soaps fans will know that Ashleigh Brewer, the actor playing Chelsea in Home and Away, was also in Neighbours. Since departing the soap, she made a move to LA – and its not long before she leaves Summer Bay to return to the US.
Although the pair got engaged and get married in the 2018 season finale, will the pair be able to make their long distance relationship last?
Its currently unclear how Chelseas exit from the Bay will happen, but its been rumoured that writers will be leaving things open for the possibility of her return in the future…
Brody cheats on Ziggy
Brody and Ziggy havent been married for long, but the oldest Astoni sibling has been struggling with Brody making lots of plans for their future, and has felt smothered. It will therefore be a shock to viewers when they discover Brody almost gives into temptation and kisses a newcomer to the Bay, Simone…
UK fans not up to speed with the Australian schedule should expect to see Simone in scenes after she develops a crush on Brody following his vlogging success, attending a fundraiser and winning herself a private cooking class at Salt…
Ziggy and Dean become an item
After just a few months of marriage, it looks like Ziggy and Brody arent going to last, with rumours initially circulating that Ziggy was set to cheat with bad boy Dean Thompson. However, it now appears that after Brody cheats with Simone, Ziggy ends up turning to Dean.
As the two became close while working at Summer Bay Auto, this pairing wont be a surprise to viewers who have seen them interacting together, as its clear theyve been friends for quite some time. But itll be a blow for those who had high hopes for Brody and Ziggys marriage…
Justin and Leah get together
In one of Summer Bays most unlikely pairings, it looks like Justin and Leah are about to try out being a couple, after both experiencing unfortunate love lives.
What with Justin dealing with Phoebe moving to the US to pursue her music career, then things breaking down with Willow after a long on/off relationship, its safe to say he deserves some love in his life. And the same can be said for Leah, after her string of disastrous marriages, from Vinnie to Zac.
After making a drunken advance on her, Justin is quick to apologise, but it looks like things dont end there…
Home And Away returns Monday 7 January.