Exclusive: Neighbours return for Leo Tanaka confirmed

Daniel Kilkelly
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Neighbours spoilers follow for UK and Australian viewers.

Neighbours bosses are bringing back Leo Tanaka, Digital Spy can confirm.

Tim Kano has returned to set to film another guest stint as Leo, who was last seen at the start of 2020.

Word of Tim's comeback leaked out this week when paparazzi photographers pictured him arriving on set with the rest of the Neighbours cast.

A show spokesperson has now told Digital Spy: "We can confirm that Tim Kano is back and has been filming since mid-March in a recurring guest role."

Photo credit: Fremantle / Jane Zhang
Photo credit: Fremantle / Jane Zhang

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Storyline details for Leo's return to Erinsborough won't be revealed until nearer the time.

Leo was a Neighbours regular from 2016 to 2019 and was introduced to Ramsay Street alongside his twin brother David (Takaya Honda).

His memorable storylines included relationships with Mishti Sharma (Scarlet Vas), Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly) and Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou).

Another particularly dramatic plot saw Leo's past connections with the dangerous Renshaw family come back to haunt him, leading to a siege in Erinsborough.

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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In September 2019, Leo left Ramsay Street without saying goodbye to his loved ones, after admitting that he'd been helping his half-sister Elle Robinson to sabotage Paul and Terese's relationship.

Leo returned in December that year following the big news that David needed a kidney transplant after a hit-and-run crash.

Leo was keen to get himself tested, but was left disappointed when he learned that he wasn't a viable donor for David.

He left Erinsborough once again on January 1, 2020.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).

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