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Home and Away’s Ari Parata and Mia Anderson to be blackmailed by newcomer Matthew

Tensions reach boiling point.

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.

Home and Away‘s Ari Parata faces blackmail threats on UK screens next week after he loses his temper with newcomer Matthew Montgomery.

Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) feels powerless as Matthew insists on spending time with his daughter Chloe Anderson, who’s currently unaware of his true nature.

In upcoming scenes on Channel 5, Ari urges his partner Mia Anderson (Anna Samson) to tell Chloe the truth about her past with Matthew.

Mia insists that this isn’t an option, as she doesn’t want Chloe (Sam Barrett) to know the traumatic details of how she was conceived.

Ari and Mia are later pushed to breaking point when they find Matthew on their front lawn, waiting to pick up Chloe to spend some time with her.

The couple are disgusted by Matthew’s audacity, so they confront him over his shameless behaviour.

Matthew becomes smug as he insists that Chloe is his daughter and there’s nothing Ari can do about it.

Ari loses it by punching Matthew, much to the shock of Mia and Chloe.

Ari’s brother Tane (Ethan Browne) arrives home and breaks up the altercation, but it seems to already be too late as Matthew warns Ari that he has made a big mistake.

Mia points out to Ari that he has almost certainly made things worse and rebukes him for acting without thinking.

Meanwhile, as Chloe supports Matthew, she accidentally refers to Ari’s criminal record.

Matthew does some digging to find out more and is intrigued to realise that he could get Ari sent back to prison for attacking him.

Matthew warns Mia that he’ll ensure Ari is sent down unless she stops interfering in his relationship with Chloe.

Mia then has to tell Ari that, as a result of his outburst, she now has to choose between Matthew and Chloe having a relationship or Ari going to jail.

Home and Away airs these scenes on Monday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 15 at 1.15pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR.

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