Neighbours return for Samantha Fitzgerald as Simone Buchanan reprises the role

Daniel Kilkelly

From Digital Spy

Neighbours spoilers follow.

Neighbours bosses have revealed that Samantha Fitzgerald is making a return to the show.

Simone Buchanan has reprised her role as Samantha, who was last seen in the soap in 2010.

Viewers will see Samantha's return as Finn Kelly's villainous rampage on Pierce Greyson's island has big repercussions in Erinsborough.

As Finn's mother Claudia Watkins (Kate Raison) heads back to Erinsborough in search of answers, the Kennedys are tense about seeing her again.

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Claudia is sympathetic towards the traumatised family, but Elly Conway remains wary after Claudia's previous bad behaviour.

Showing kindness, Elly allows Claudia to spend some quality time with her granddaughter, baby Aster.

Claudia puts on a show of being grateful, but events take a twist when she's later seen with Samantha.

Sneaky Claudia believes that Samantha could be her secret weapon to gain custody of Aster, but Elly is oblivious. Could Claudia and Samantha's alliance cause even more turmoil for Elly and the Kennedys?

Photo credit: Channel 5

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Samantha first appeared on Neighbours in 2008, when she was introduced as the estranged wife of Daniel Fitzgerald. Her main storylines included a love triangle with Daniel and Libby Kennedy, while her struggles with bipolar disorder were also explored.

In 2010, Samantha returned as the prosecutor when Steph Scully went on trial for killing Ringo Brown in a road accident.

Neighbours airs these scenes on Friday, April 3 at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).

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