Neighbours legend quits after 30 years

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27 Jun 2024, 11:04

(L-R) Neighbours logo, the cast of Neighbours

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After an incredible three decades on Ramsay Street, one Neighbours star has decided it's time to move on.

One of the most-loved characters on the show, Toadie, will be leaving.

Played by Ryan Moloney, the character of Jarrod 'Toadfish' Rebecchi has been a familiar face to many on our screens, but he has announced he is leaving the show.



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The official Neighbours account shared a video, writing: "Toadie has been on an emotional journey this season, but what's next for him? Here's a message from Ryan..."

The video from Ryan shows him introducing himself, and then confirming the move.

"I can't tell you what's going to happen to the character, whether we'll see him again", he explained.

He joked that he could be the next Jim Robinson and have his character killed off, or be the next Harold Bishop and keep popping up again over the years.

He continued: "But I can tell you that we will be talking about it on my show Toad On The Road, so please make sure you get your tickets fast."

"And although I won't be bringing you our fantastic storylines from in front of the camera, I do hope to be bringing them to you from the other side, behind the camera."

Ryan explained he has just started director training and has just finished filming his first episode as a director.

He added: "Before I go, I would just like to take the opportunity to say thank you all so much for all the love that you have shown me and Toadie over the years - for three decades in fact."

"I'm going to miss you, and I'm going to miss him, and I'm going to miss Erinsborough."

"Whatever you do, make sure you do not miss what is going to happen on Ramsay Street."

Fans rushed to reply, expressing their sadness.

"Neighbours without Toadie?! Watching Toadie and Dee go over the cliff when I was 9 was one of the storylines that captured my interest and I'm still watching at 30! Wishing him luck in his future director roles" wrote one.

"I will really miss seeing you in front of the screen, I hope you will be popping in like Harold. But good luck directing, I'm sure you'll do great and see you in September!" added another.