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Neighbours legend Ian Smith drops more hints over show revival

ian smith as harold bishop in neighbours
Neighbours' Ian Smith drops more revival hintsFremantle - Channel 5

Neighbours legend Ian Smith has given fans another hint of what's to come, as the newly revived soap begins production.

In a video posted to the official Neighbours twitter account, Smith revealed that the new show would be "a bit cheeky."

"I was dying to see how they'd bring us all back, now I know and you don't," he teased in the clip.

"No, that's not very nice is it," the actor continued, going on to explain that it was "incredible" how the soap was planning to bring everybody back.

ian smith as harold bishop in neighbours
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"I love it. It's a bit cheeky, but if you can't be a bit cheeky what's the point of getting up in the morning."

Smith went on to say that the majority of fan favourites will be returning to Erinsborough and that he hoped fans would share their thoughts about the new episodes.

"I know you'll let us know whether you agree or not. Please do, don't hold back," the actor added, before joking that he wasn't interested in hearing negative comments.

"If you disagree, go away," he joked. "I don't want to know you."

neighbours stars ian smith, alan fletcher, stefan dennis and jackie woodburne
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The actor is known for playing the role of Harold Bishop on the soap, originally joining back in way 1987 and playing the character on and off up until last year's finale.

He revealed last month that he would be part of the guest cast as the show found its new home on Amazon Freevee.

"I do want to retire. They've been so kind to let me come back to do bibs and bobs," Smith told TV Tonight after his return was confirmed.

Neighbours returns in the second half of 2023 with new episodes streaming free on Amazon Freevee in the UK and US. Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new series.

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