Neighbours spoilers follow for UK viewers.
Neighbours star Ryan Moloney has spoken to Digital Spy about the heartbreak ahead for Toadie Rebecchi in this week's episodes.
Upcoming scenes on Channel 5 see Toadie grow closer to newcomer Rose Walker (Lucy Durack), but their new-found connection is threatened when her estranged husband James makes an appearance.
Toadie initially got to know Rose when she took on a job as his PA at the law firm. Rose secretly wanted to secure information that would help with her divorce battle, as Toadie was representing James (Bert LaBonté).
More recently, Toadie has decided to help out Rose by tipping her off over where to find James's secret assets and secure herself a better divorce deal.
Speaking to Digital Spy about the storyline, Ryan explained: "Toadie is definitely starting to see Rose as more than a friend. She's definitely a jokester like he is, so they are on the same wavelength.
"Let's face it, the guy needs some laughs after what he has been through over the last year. Rose is refreshing.
"When Rose needed his help with the case, Toadie was definitely conflicted about going down this path. However, once he got past the anger and disappointment about what Rose had done in terms of sneaking information, he understood her motivation – she has done it for her children's future."
However, when Toadie and Rose have their second date at The Waterhole this week, James interrupts and spoils the atmosphere.
Things only get worse for Toadie when it becomes apparent that James and Rose still love each other, despite their recent battles.
Ryan continued: "Toadie is disappointed, as you would expect. However, he understands how precious a family unit is and he won't deny Rose of this or begrudge her for wanting that.
"Lucy was so much fun to work with on the storyline and slipped into the character effortlessly, because there are definite Rose characteristics that Lucy shares and that is she loves having a laugh. We had so much fun."
Ryan hinted that Toadie won't be put off from further exploring the dating game, after his heartbreak over Sonya's death and the dramas of Dee Bliss's return.
He said: "I'm happy to see Toadie having fun again. Over the rest of the year, he has a resident or two that he needs to get out of some legal dilemmas, and he hasn't given up on the ladies."
Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).
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