Neighbours star Tim Kano hints at possible return as Leo Tanaka

tim kano as leo tanaka in neighbours
Neighbours' Tim Kano hints at possible returnChannel 5

Neighbours actor Tim Kano has hinted that he could return as Leo Tanaka when the soap is revived later this year, teasing that we should be getting some concrete details about the show very soon.

During Australia's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations, Kano spoke with and opened up about Neighbours' future.

"I am tightly lipped about it, but it is really exciting," he said of his possible return as Leo.

"There will be a few announcements next week about what is happening, the new cast and the future of the show. It is just awesome."

tim kano as leo tanaka in neighbours
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Given that most of the cast didn't even know that Neighbours was getting revived until it was announced, it seems likely that Kano is going to be in the revival since he's privy to that announcement info.

Speaking about the soap's impact on LGBTQ+ Australians, Kano added: "It was groundbreaking and on the fore of Australian television in terms of inclusion, which is why it is so great to a part of in terms of diversity and sexuality.

"It is iconic and it is really important that it is coming back."

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He's not the only person star hinting that they'll be in the revival.

Jodi Gordon has confirmed she has been in talks, while confirmed returning cast member Ryan Moloney has stated that there might be a time jump when Neighbours is back on our screens.

It'll be interesting to see if Kano's on-screen brother, David Tanaka actor Takaya Honda, will be involved since he's started landing other roles.

All will be revealed next week, we hope.

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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