Home and Away's Ari left shocked by Mia's secret

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Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

Home and Away's Ari Parata gets a shock on UK screens next week as Mia Anderson resorts to desperate measures to buy the local gym.

Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams) and Mia (Anna Samson) are given first refusal on the business when Jasmine Delaney decides that it's time to sell up.

Jasmine (Sam Frost) points out that it'll look good on Ari and Mia's adoption application if they become small business owners.

Both are delighted over the idea, but thoughts soon turn to how they'll come up with the cash for the deposit.

Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5
Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5

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In next week's episodes on Channel 5, Mia secretly pulls out a key and makes a visit to a storage unit. Once inside, she goes through a box she has kept hidden, which contains a bag full of money.

When Ari calls Mia on her mobile during the visit, she lies to him about where she is.

Later on, Mia returns home to the news that Ari has sold his motorbike to pay the deposit for the gym.

Mia shocks Ari with the announcement that she has already put in an offer to Jasmine, who has accepted.

Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5
Photo credit: Endemol Shine - Channel 5

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Mia confesses that she has kept the money Ari secured in an armed robbery, which saw him serve a prison sentence. After storing the cash for a rainy day, she has now decided it's time to use it to buy the gym.

Ari doesn't react well to the news, ashamed of his dodgy past and still wracked with guilt over the years he spent in prison for his crime.

Shortly afterwards, a panicking Ari approaches Jasmine and tells her that they'll have to pull out of the gym deal.

When a confused Jasmine raises this with Mia, she brands it a misunderstanding and promises to speak to Ari.

Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine
Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine

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In a make-or-break conversation for the gym plan, Mia urges Ari to agree that he has done his time and been punished for his crime, so now it's time to move on and build a new future together.

But is revisiting the past like this really such a good idea?

Home and Away airs these scenes on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21 at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5. Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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