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Olympia Valance, Stephanie McIntosh and more return to Ramsay Street for Neighbours' 35th Anniversary

Erinsborough's never been so busy...

By Tina Burke
Ramsay Street is set for one hell of a reunion in 2020, when nine former Neighbours stars descend on Erinsborough in honour of the show's 35th anniversary.
There'll be drama, scandal and – of course - romance when some of the show's most-loved stars return to their iconic roles.
From Olympia Valance as Paige Smith, to Stephanie McIntosh as Sky Mangel, scroll through to see which stars are returning...

Andrew Morley (Jack Callahan)

Jack Callahan had an explosive few years in Erinsborough, beginning with a literal explosion at Lassisters that left the new resident with memory loss.
Thanks to Paige Smith (Olympia Valance), he remembered who he was and… unfortunately this meant his crush on Paige was forbidden, due to him being a priest.
Over two years, Jack left the priesthood, had a baby with Paige, had a relationship with Stephanie Scully (Carla Bonner), broke up Paige's new relationship with Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor) and left town to move to Queensland with Paige and their baby, Gabe.

Annie Jones (Jane Harris)

From geeky and sweet, to a total heartbreaker, Jane's transformation in Erinsborough was the stuff of legends. She went from having the nickname "Plain Jane the Superbrain" to romances with Mike Young (Guy Pearce) and Des Clarke (Paul Keane).
She left town - and Des - in 1989, to be with her grandmother Nell Mangel (Vivean Gray) in England. Annie returned to the soap in 2005 and 2018, and will be among those coming back for the 35th anniversary.

Bruce Samazan (Mark Gottlieb)

During his time on Ramsay Street from 1993 and 1995, Mark had a whirlwind romance with Annalise Hartman (Kimberley Davies) and dodged death three times: falling off a roof, almost stabbing himself in a cooking accident and being hit by a car.
What will happen when he returns? Read our interview with Bruce here.

Damien Bodie (Dylan Timmins)

Bad boy Dylan was serving time in juvenile detention for a robbery, prior to his arrival in Erinsborough. Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) invited Dylan to stay with her, along with his brother Stingray (Ben Nicholas).
From becoming Paul Robinson's (Stefan Dennis) protégée, to spending a period of time pretending to be dead following a terrifying plane crash, to having a baby with Sky Mangel (Stephanie McIntosh), Dylan's life was tumultuous.
After the death of his brother Stingray, Dylan's anger became a major problem. In an attempt to regain his mind, Dylan moved away from town and eventually become a chef.

Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson)

Jim Robinson's (Alan Dale) daughter was known for her "spoilt" and "terrible" behaviour in the early days, but a drunk driving incident saw her change her ways. She eventually left town to take a modelling job in Singapore, though she returned multiple times over the years on special occasions.
In 1995 she returned when Mark Gottlieb (Bruce Samazan) found her working as a go-go dancer. With the pair both set to return in 2020, we can't wait to see where they pick up.

Olympia Valance (Paige Smith)

Paige came in to the series when her biological parents Brad Willis (Kip Gamblin) and Lauren Carpenter (Kate Kendall) went looking for her, and her brother Ethan (Matthew Little).
Paige first became close with Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor), though he was struggling to move on from his deceased fiancée Kate (Ashleigh Brewer) and the pair ended up splitting.
After a scandalous on-off relationship with Jack Callahan, Paige left town with her baby, Gabe, to be with her family in Queensland.

Paul Keane (Des Clark)

One of the show's original characters, with his buck's night being at the centre of the very first episode. The wedding was called off, and Des ended up moving in with the stripper from his bachelor party, Daphne Lawrence (Elaine Smith).
After many ups and downs, the pair eventually wed and had a child, Jamie, before she was killed in a car crash.
One year after Daphne's death, Des began dating neighbour Jane Harris (Annie Jones). Their engagement was cut short when she moved to England. With the pair back together on screen, who knows what will happen all these years later?

Scott McGregor (Mark Brennan)

Scott McGregor only departed the soap in 2019, but he'll be back next year as Mark Brennan.
After the breakdown of his marriage with cheating Elly (Jodi Anasta), Mark left town to be with his mum in Adelaide. Will he reunite with Paige now that they're both back in town? Time will tell...

Stephanie McIntosh (Sky Mangel)

After a tumultuous few years in Erinsborough, Sky left to be closer to Dylan Timmins (Damien Bodie), the father of her daughter, Kerry.
Her friend and former boyfriend Boyd Hoyland (Kyal Marsh) chose to go with her, as the pair had begun to grow closer again as friends.
"I think Boyd does have a lot of regret that things didn't work out on a romantic level between him and Sky," Stephanie told TV WEEK at the time of their departure from the series. "But in the end, there's a mutual understanding between them - and they'll always have that bond."
Together, Boyd, Sky and Kerry moved away to Port Douglas.
Neighbours airs weeknights, 6:30pm, on Network 10.

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