Neighbours star Olivia Junkeer speaks on missing character Jay

Neighbours star Olivia Junkeer speaks out on missing character Jay Rebecchi

'I want to meet Jay too!'

olivia junkeer as yashvi rebecchi in neighbours
Channel 5

Neighbours actress Olivia Junkeer has opened up about as-yet-unseen character Jay Rebecchi, saying that an appearance is "definitely on the cards".

Shane Rebecchi and wife Dipi have occasionally referenced their off-screen son since returning to the show in 2017.

However, while Jay is away studying at university, the Yashvi actress reckons we will see him at some point.

shane rebecchi in neighbours
Channel 5

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"Oh my gosh, I know! I want to meet Jay Rebecchi too! I hope so," she told Digital Spy. "I think it will happen eventually. It's definitely on the cards.

"I think it'd be great to have another Rebecchi family member. It'd be a really tight squeeze in the house!

"But I think we need another male to settle Kirsha and Yashvi down – and Dipi especially! I think it would also create a lot of drama, especially for Yashvi. So I think it'd be great."

Xanthe Canning and Yashvi Rebecchi search for Susan and Kirsha in Neighbours
Channel 5

Speaking of Yashvi's increase in storylines this year, Olivia said: "Oh yeah, I've become so much more busy now.

"It's great – I absolutely love it. When I first started, for the first couple of years, I was always there but never as involved. But now I am, I really enjoy it.

"It makes it so much more enjoyable and makes me more motivated. To be able to show such different stories constantly – and explore Yashvi developing from 15 to 18 – has been amazing.

"It's allowed me to delve into so many topics and really show the growth in Yashvi's moral compass. It's really, really great."

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


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