Next week on Neighbours, Ned Willis (Ben Hall) makes a major decision, deciding to leave Erinsborough and start over somewhere else.
After the truth about his affair with Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan) was exposed in spectacular fashion, the fan favourite is adamant that it’s time for him to leave Ramsay Street.
Ned is caught between Harlow and Amy Greenwood (Jacinta Stapleton), and he doesn’t know what to do for the best. In upcoming scenes, he seeks advice from Roxy (Zima Anderson).
The conversation is extremely beneficial to Ned, who realises that the situation is simply too messy to work with either of his love interests, and thus decides to end the relationship.
‘The majority of the street are really disappointed in him,’ actor Ben Hall said of Ned’s reasons for leaving.
‘Paul is enraged as usual! He’s disappointed Terese, and Toadie is mortified by his actions, so he’s lonely at this point!’
On Tuesday, May 10, Ned begins his farewell tour, saying goodbye to nearly everyone who has had an impact on him since his arrival in Ramsay Street in 2016.
‘Ned has left a few times over the years,’ Ben teased, ‘like when I first came in as a guest, I was always coming in for short stints and getting in a cab and driving away.’ ‘In true Neighbours style, this is also his final scene.’
‘It’s a lovely scene.’ Ned’s closest friends and his fictitious family have gathered to bid him farewell.’
‘There’s a ray of hope as he walks away! There’s a nice little scene in there that I believe fans will enjoy.’
We’re currently stocking up on tissues!
After 37 years on the air, Neighbours will come to an end on August 1. For the last episode, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan will reprise their roles as Charlene and Scott Robinson, respectively, while Harold Bishop star Ian Smith will also return.
But who does Ben hope to see return to Ramsay Street one last time before the show ends?
The star screamed, “I’d have to say Natalie Imbruglia!” ‘You could even drag me back in!’ [laughs]. Scott McGregor, could you come back for a little while? I always enjoyed working with him. I’d welcome his return. Who can say?
‘It’ll be a really cheerful and joyous ending, which is a fantastic way to send Neighbours goodbye.’ There was a chance that the show may have lasted a little longer before money ran out and the cast and crew were fired till it was down to a skeleton team.
‘I think it’s all going to tie up pretty neatly while they have budget and a lot of cast returning and big names, and huge storylines.’ I’m so excited to watch it!’