MacKenzie Hargreaves (played by Georgie Stone) has become more and more confident in herself since she arrived on Neighbours last year as someone who had a connection to the Rebecchi family’s past. As well as recently undergoing surgery for gender reassignment, she has also found a romance with troublesome teenager Richie Amblin (Lachie Millar) and it seemed nothing could break the pair when they declared their love for one another a couple of weeks ago. However, when her surrogate father Shane Rebecchi’s (Nicholas Coghlan) drug secret becomes public knowledge, she soon discovers her boyfriend had something to do with it. Therefore, could another Channel 5 soap couple be heading for heartbreak?
The drama kicks off next week when Shane is meant to be celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary with wife Dipi Rebecchi (Sharon Johal), but MacKenzie becomes suspicious of his behaviour.
With the drug addict battling from withdrawal symptoms and unable to hide his urges anymore, he confesses to what’s wrong with him.
As the family tries to come to terms with the revelation, the teenager receives another blow when her surrogate father informs her it was Richie who gave him his first taste of pills.
Devastated she has been betrayed by her boyfriend, the beloved character starts to fold in on herself as she questions her other relationships on Ramsay Street.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, soap star Georgie, 20, teased this could be the end of her character’s romance.
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Expressing how MacKenzie feels about her boyfriend being caught up in drugs, the actress said: “That’s the thing that makes her most angry.
“She’s really, really furious at Ritchie for kicking off Shane’s drug habit,” she added, before stating personally, she doesn’t see her character’s partner as the problem.
However, Georgie continued: “It's the first time that they've hit a roadblock in their relationship. It hits them very hard.
“It’s quite difficult for Ritchie to come back