We’re convinced Neighbours’ Toadie Rebecchi is simultaneously the luckiest and unluckiest-in-love character of all time

Doppelgängers, death and a serious mullet.
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Ryan Moloney may not have starred on Neighbours for as long as some of his co-stars, but he is one of the show’s most recognisable faces.

From his 90s mullet, to his goatie, and even his nickname Toadfish – aka Toadie – his character Jarrod Rebecchi is an Aussie icon.

And despite being the poster child for party shirts and a somewhat ‘bogan’ suburbia, Toadie has managed to romance some of Ramsay Street’s most beautiful women.

From Dee Bliss to Sonya Mitchell, it’s safe to say he’s been a pretty lucky guy.

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But he’s also dubbed one of the unluckiest-in-love characters of all time. We’re almost convinced he must have been hexed by a jilted ex because Toadie’s relationships seem to always end in disaster – literally!

So, to celebrate Neighbours returning for a new season in 2023, we’ve rounded up some of Toadie’s greatest and equally tragic love stories.

Party shirts and mullets.

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Dee Bliss

After finding love with the gorgeous Dee Bliss, played by Madeline West, the couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony that culminated in one of television’s most memorable moments.

After exchanging vows Toadie and Dee should have driven off into the sunset, instead they lost control of their car and drove straight off a cliff.

The shock accident saw Dee mysteriously disappear, washed away in the current and presumed dead for 15 years.


We’ll never forget this moment.

Dee Bliss 2.0 aka Andrea Somers

The mystery of Dee’s death was revived when she seemingly returned in 2017 as doppelgänger con artist, Andrea Somers.

In the following two years the Andrea-Dee mystery rattled fans, and Toadie.

“I’d been approached to come back several times,” Madeleine told TV WEEK in 2019. “At first, it was just as a doppelgänger [Andrea]. But that storyline was received with so much enthusiasm that producer Jason [Herbison] said, ‘It’s time for Dee to come back.'”

And back to Ramsay Street Dee came.

In another bizarre twist, it was revealed that Dee was alive and well, and as it turned out, was the twin of Andrea Somers – the duo had been separated at birth.

That’s a lot of whiplash for poor Toadie.

Andrea was eventually locked up.

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Sonya Rebecchi

Sonya should have been the woman Toadie grew old with. As though it were fated to be, Sonya arrived in 2009 as a dog trainer for Toadie and his adopted son Callum’s new puppy.

In a surprise twist, Sonya was revealed to be Callum’s biological mother.

Sonya and Jarrod fell in love, eventually wed and had a daughter, Nell, before tragedy struck.

Sonya was diagnosed with cancer and in a gut-wrenching scene, after a long battle with the disease, she died in Toadie’s arms on the beach. We’re still not okay.

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Steph Scully

Toadie fell for Steph the moment she arrived on Ramsay Street in 1999. With Lance also vying for the newcomer’s attention she had to let both men down.

Years later, feelings were reignited when the duo became roommates, but it took Toadie being shot in the back during a siege for Steph to realise she loved him.

It was never quite the right time for the pair, although they did get hitched at one point. But, sadly not for love, rather as part of an elaborate plot to cover up Steph’s pregnancy after an affair with her best friend’s husband!

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It was never the right time for the best friends.

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