Susan, beware! Natalie Bassingthwaighte will reprise her role as Izzy Hoyland for the final time.
Since Alan Fletcher was interviewed on the UK’s This Morning, where he hinted that “someone from Karl’s sordid past is definitely coming back,” Izzy’s comeback has been rumoured.
Izzy had a huge impact on Ramsay Street, and her friendship with Karl ended Susan and Karl’s marriage for the second time. Izzy had a daughter with Karl, Holly, who gave her plenty of reasons to return to Australia.
Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) and Toadie’s son Callum are also returning from the 2000s (Morgan Baker).
Finally, half-siblings Elle (Pippa Black) and Andrew (Jordan Patrick Smith), Paul Robinson’s offspring, are slated to appear in the final episodes.
Returnees from 2010’s Neighbours
Finally, there are many recent returnees.
While they may have only recently left, Zima Anderson and Ben Hall will reprise their roles as Roxy and Ned Willis. Yashvi Rebecchi (Olivia Junkeer) will be back a year after departing for Sydney.
Jodi Gordon reprises her role as Elly Conway, Zoe Cramond reprises her part as Amy Williams, and director Kate Kendall returns to the opposite side of the camera as Lauren Turner.
While the complete list of names has been disclosed, there is no information on which characters will return to Ramsay Street and which will appear via video calls or video messages.
Sky Mangel, Mark Gottlieb, Des Clarke, and Dylan Timmins, among others, returned for the show’s 35th anniversary in 2020.
Lucas Fitzgerald and Vanessa Villante, as well as Janelle Timmins, Nina Tucker, Guy Carpenter, and Tom Ramsay, returned to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary in 2015.
For significant events, though, many characters have returned by video message. A handful of characters appeared in video form for the series’ 20th anniversary in 2005, as part of a documentary that Annalise Hartman was putting together on the street. Debbie and Hannah Martin, Marlene and Sam Kratz, Gaby Willis, Billy Kennedy, and Matt Hancock were all featured in this video.
On August 1, 2022, the final episode of Neighbours — number 8,903 – will premiere in the United Kingdom and Australia. On the penultimate day, the UK is expected to broadcast a “epic double episode.”
While Australian dates have yet to be announced, 10 Peach will begin airing double episodes on Monday, June 13th, allowing Australia to catch up with UK broadcasts in time for the final day.