Neighbours' Alan Fletcher teases that soap's comeback story is a 'big' one

The new series of the Australian soap starts filming in April

Alan Fletcher plays Dr Karl Kennedy on Neighbours. (Fremantle)
Alan Fletcher plays Dr Karl Kennedy on Neighbours. (Fremantle)

Neighbours star Alan Fletcher has teased that the show will return with a huge storyline.

The much-loved show was cancelled in 2022 after 37 years, and bowed out with a huge finale that saw old favourites like Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue return to Ramsay Street.

However, Amazon Freevee stepped in and is set to deliver a new series this year.

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So far little is known about the new season, and Fletcher recently said everyone was being “very tight-lipped”.

Neighbours is coming back this year. (C5/Fremantle Media)
Neighbours is coming back this year. (C5/Fremantle Media)

However, he has now let slip that Neighbours will be back with a bang.

Speaking on This Morning, he said: "I think it will be the Neighbours that people know and love.

"As for stories, we know we are going to kick the show off with a big 'un."

The actor, who stars as Dr Karl Kennedy, went on: "We don't know what it is but it will be a big story.

"People have a lot to look forward to."

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: April Rose Pengilly attends the 62nd TV Week Logie Awards at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 19, 2022 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage)
April Rose Pengilly is returning to the soap. (WireImage)

Fletcher's co-star April Rose Pengilly - who was on the ITV show with him - chimed in: "Everything was so wrapped up in the final episode, all happy endings."

"We have no idea where they are going to take it, it's very exciting," added the actor, who plays Chloe Brennan.

The soap wrapped up in July last year but just months later in November a tweet from its official account announced: "Breaking News from Erinsborough! Neighbours will return for a brand-new series next year exclusively on @AmazonFreevee, alongside thousands of episodes from previous seasons to stream as you please."

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It was announced this week that the soap starts shooting on 17 April.

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