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Neighbours theory: Clive Gibbons to exit before finale as secret life exposed


On Neighbours, Clive (Geoff Paine) has been dating Jane Harris (Annie Jones) for the past year, and it appears like their relationship will never end. There is no chance that Shelia Canning (Colette Mann), who is now a resident of America, will jeopardise the happiness of the couple, but there might be something else in the works that will put an end to their relationship. As Jane’s kids investigate the Ramsay Street fixture of the Channel 5 soap opera, they might end up kicking him out if they learn what he has been keeping from their mother.

As newcomer Byron Stone (Joe Klocek), Jane’s wayward son, joins his family for dinner in the upcoming episodes, the drama starts.

Although he has never seen Clive before, he is startled when he thinks he recognises the man’s voice, which makes him question if the doctor is having an extramarital affair with his mother.

The fact that Byron is a gigolo has been kept a secret from his family, and he recognises the voice of the medical professional as someone who is familiar with his client Danielle.


He turns detective because he has to learn the connection between his client and his mother’s former lover.

In order to learn some facts of her own, Nicolette Stone (Charlotte Chimes) is also acting as a detective at the same time. However, her brother will soon require her assistance.

He tells Nicolette that they must determine whether Clive is cheating on Jane despite the fact that his secret may be revealed.

When he doesn’t seem to obtain the answers he needs, it is upsetting and makes him question the validity of the doctor’s allegations.


It appears they may get more details about Clive if the brother and sister put their differences aside for the benefit of their mother.

The soap veteran may be related to Danielle because she is his hidden wife and with whom he spends half of his time.

This could be the reason he isn’t as prominent as other characters since he needs to maintain his wife’s good reputation.

Danielle may be aware that her spouse is seeing someone else because their relationship is open and she is permitted to have sex with gigolos.


Jane, on the other hand, won’t have known about this because Clive won’t have told her, and she might feel very differently about dating a married man.

Byron and Nicolette would persuade Jane to leave Clive and warn their neighbours about his secret existence after giving their mother the information.

The people of Erinsborough would be shocked to find that such a respected member of the Ramsay Street neighbourhood has kept them in the dark.

Clive might have felt rejected after turning away from the doctor and thought about leaving with his partner.

He would want Jane to forgive him, but he would also realise how devastating what he did was and would accept her decision not to see him.

He would apologise for keeping people like the Kennedy family and the Brennan-Tanaka family in the dark as he said goodbye.


Clive might be one of the cast members leaving before the feature-length conclusion as the show will end this summer.

Despite being one of the longest-running characters on the show, it’s possible that he doesn’t need to be in the final episodes given his inconsistency over the past few years.

Between 1989 and 2017, it’s possible that his secret life grew during his absence from Ramsay Street.

The actor who plays Clive, Geoff, says he’s always wanted to find out what happened to his character during the years he was off the programme.

He did begin as a little bit of a renegade and a free spirit, so it will be interesting to see how they fill in the missing decades, the actor said.

Then, the subject of what has transpired in the previous 30 years to make him the serious kind is raised as he attempts to depart from a traditional lifestyle.

It’s wonderful to see the old Clive’s cheekiness and playfulness occasionally come out in him.

He said, “There wasn’t much he wouldn’t try his hand at back in the day.”

On August 1, 2022, Channel 5 will broadcast the final full-length episode of Neighbours, which will premiere exactly one month from now.

Fans of old and new will enjoy the celebration of Ramsay Street’s residents’ past, present, and future.

It’s going to be a busy month for the show’s characters with more than 20 returning before the finale.

The first is Harold Bishop (Ian Smith), who would be back on the show the following week after being away from his buddies for more than seven years.

He will make an effort to support Toadie Rebecchi (Ryan Maloney) in managing his relationships and Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) in dealing with her bereavement.

Will he assist Clive in keeping his secret, though?

Channel 5 broadcasts Neighbours weekdays at 1:45 and 6 o’clock.

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