Neighbours has confirmed details of a death that will air on UK screens this week.
The Aussie soap is about to screen a high-stakes week of episodes, as several Ramsay Street favourites find themselves in danger during the River Bend trip.
Freya Wozniak’s missing boyfriend Gareth Bateman makes his first appearance this week, played by former Winners & Losers actor Jack Pearson.
As we recently revealed, Gareth’s presence on the trip will lead to terrible danger as he holds Freya (Phoebe Roberts) hostage, injures Levi Canning (Richie Morris) and brutally beats up Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson).
However, the show has now confirmed that as next week’s episodes begin, Gareth has died after his reign of terror caught up with him.
After some surprising events during the trip, David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) is seen reeling from Gareth’s death, finding it difficult to contain his guilt when he returns to Erinsborough.
Freya tries to remind David that Gareth was never going to survive what happened, but it does little to reassure him as he struggles to live with himself.
Later in the week, David finds himself haunted by memories of Gareth.
Freya also worries when she hears that the official coroner’s investigation into Gareth’s death isn’t over, which means she and David will have to be interviewed again.
Freya is well aware of how guilty David feels and she worries about how he’ll cope under so much scrutiny.
What does David have to hide and will he crack under the pressure? And was Gareth the sole casualty of River Bend? All will be revealed in the coming days.