Neighbours reveals romance for Rafael and David today

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

Neighbours kicks off a possible romance storyline for newcomer Rafael Humphreys today (February 21) as he gets to know David Tanaka at The Waterhole.

Rafael finally takes a break from plotting against Paul Robinson to spend some time with David – completely unaware that the sweet-natured doctor is his arch-enemy's son.

It all begins when David's siblings Leo and Amy notice a possible chemistry between him and Rafael, quickly encouraging him to take it further.

Although Rafael doesn't respond too well to David's early approach, he later loosens up when persistent David tries again.

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After working a shift at The Waterhole, Rafael enjoys an impromptu date with David, although he's still careful not to give too much away about his past.

Just when things seem to be going well, Rafael is horrified to learn David's true identity as Sheila Canning fills him in on his connection to Paul.

As a rattled Rafael makes a hasty exit, David is baffled and left wondering what he said to offend the mysterious newcomer.

It won't be the last time the pair cross paths, so does this mean that Rafael can look past David's family connections? Or could he even use David as a pawn in his plans against Paul? All will be revealed!

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Speaking about Rafael's on-screen relationship, Ryan Thomas – who plays him – recently told us: "The character is very deep and very troubled. He's an emotional rollercoaster of a character, so I think he's caught off guard with any relationship. Rafael has never really had a relationship, so he's not been in touch with his own feelings before. I don't think he's worked out who he is or what he is.

"I think it's all caught him a little bit off guard and he's struggling to channel his feelings in the right way. I hope you'll see that with the stress that Rafael goes through with his emotions and his feelings towards another character in the show."

Neighbours airs today at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5.

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