2021 is well underway now, and while it might be an odd time for most of us, the cast changes for Neighbours are continuing on just like every other year.
The soap celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2020, which included plenty of deaths, returning characters and newcomers.
This year has already seen the return of some old favourites, and one recent departed will be making a comeback that leads to the exit of a current regular.
Read on for your essential guide to the Neighbours cast, to see who is on the way out, who is arriving, and who is returning to the Channel 5 soap.
Sharon Johal (Dipi Rebecchi)
It was long rumoured that Dipi would be making her way back to Ramsay Street but that was thrown up in the air not long after Sharon Johal left the show when several accusations, including from Sharon herself, were made public.
But as huge Sharon Johal fans, we are delighted to hear that she will indeed be back for a guest stint in the summer and she is back in dramatic circumstances when her daughter is involved ina terrible accident that puts her life on the line…
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Olivia Junkeer (Yashvi Rebecchi)
And that daughter who has an accident is Yashvi Rebecchi who gets caught up in all the drama that Levi Canning (Richie Morris) has sent in the direction of Ramsay Street. The dramatic scenes are about to air in the UK and will pave the way for Yashvi’s departure – she joined the show in 2017.
Junkeer posted to her Instagram when her final scenes aired in Australia, saying: “The last four years of playing Yashvi Rebecchi have been nothing but a wild dream,” she said. I wouldn’t be anywhere close to who I am without the beautiful cast and crew who loved, accepted, and supported me on my best and worst days. Thank you for helping me grow into the diva I am today, and sorry that I still can’t kick a footy.”