Neighbours' Sharon Johal hits back at trolling over affair storyline

Jess Lee
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From Digital Spy

Neighbours spoilers follow.

Neighbours star Sharon Johal has responded to viewers trolling her over Dipi Rebecchi and Pierce Greyson's affair storyline.

Dipi and Pierce have been hooking up and cheating on their respective spouses Shane Rebecchi and Chloe Brennan on the Australian soap, but Sharon – who plays Dipi – has been targeted by online abuse.

The star posted on Instagram promoting the next episode – which is set to be a big one for the storyline, as Chloe finally discovered the truth about the affair – but also had a message for the trolls.

Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5
Photo credit: Fremantle - Channel 5

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"To those trolling me direct, please remember that I am an actor playing a role in a story I did not create or have any control over," she wrote. Also, there are two people who have messed up in this situation, not just the female.

"Stay calm, folks! STAY CALM! There are bigger things happening in the world!"

Sharon added: "To those asking if I condone cheating – not that I have to answer that, but of course bloody not!

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"I even made sure I took my hubby to work so I didn't have to 'actor cheat' either! (Okay, so that was a lame Covid joke but hey, I'm just over here trying to lighten the mood, don't @ me.)"

Chloe found out about Dipi and Pierce when she walked in on them in bed. Nicolette Stone had a hand in Chloe's discovery, as she learned the truth a few days earlier.

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

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