Neighbours back to life
They come, they go – even a dead character will return to the street
EIGHBOURS is returning to television after its summer break. A host of old favourites are set to visit Ramsay Street in the New Year.
Visitors who drop in include Nicola Charles’s Sarah Beaumont, Carla Bonner’s Steph Scully and Scott McGregor’s detective Mark Brennan, the latter presenting a real challenge for the show’s writers since his character is thought to have died in action. Former Make Me a Supermodel winner Rhys Uhlich also joins the cast as a young farmer who follows his high school sweetheart Georgia Brookes (Saskia Hampele) to Erinsborough.
A new family – the Turners – also moves into Ramsay Street.
Stingers favourite Kate Kendall plays Lauren Turner, daughter of Lou Carpenter (Tom Oliver), returning to her childhood home accompanied by her husband, Erinsborough’s newly appointed police sergeant Matt Turner (Josef Brown) and their teenage children Mason (Taylor Glockner), Amber (Jenna Rosenow) and Bailey (Calen MacKenzie). Making their exits are Natasha Williams (Valentina Novakovic), Andrew Robinson (Jordan Smith), Sophie Ramsay (Kaiya Jones) and Dr Rhys Lawson (Ben Barber).
‘‘All the characters departing will leave a legacy on Ramsay Street which is testament to the extraordinary talents of the actors playing them,’’ executive producer Richard Jasek says
‘‘Communities are constantly changing and Neighbours is reflective of this.’’
Weekdays from Monday, 6.30pm, Eleven.
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Rhys Uhlich; inset Nicola Charles and Scott McGregor.