Neighbours

Neighbours reveals first look at Jodi Anasta back on set ahead of show finale

Neighbours favourite Jodi Anasta reprises Elly Conway in a video from the set.

She left the Aussie soap back in 2020, keen to pursue new projects, but its shock cancellation earlier this year has led many old faces to return for a special one-hour long series finale, airing in August.

However, Anasta’s first-look appearance is tongue-in-cheek in nature, as the clip itself (below) is a campaign for Neighbours National Television Awards votes.

Alongside the star, here’s the impressive list of Neighbours finale returnees from the ‘Teens’ era: Olympia Valance (as Paige Smith), James Mason (Chris Pappas), Zoe Cramond (Amy Williams), Kate Kendall (Lauren Turner), Ben Hall (Ned Willis), Olivia Junkeer (Yashvi Rebecchi) and Zima Anderson (Roxy Willis).

Rolling back the years as the 80s line-up, we have Kylie Minogue (Charlene Mitchell), Jason Donovan (Scott Robinson), Ian Smith (Harold Bishop), Peter O’Brien (Shane Ramsay), Mark Little (Joe Mangel) and Paul Keane (Des Clarke).

90s folk are Daniel MacPherson (Joel Samuels), Benjamin McNair (Mal Kennedy), Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson) and Lesley Baker (Angie Rebecchi), while the 00s crew includes Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland), Chris Milligan (Kyle Canning), Pippa Black (Elle Robinson), Morgan Baker (Callum Rebecchi) and Jordan Patrick Smith (Andrew Robinson).

Announced just yesterday (June 3), Hollywood A-lister Guy Pearce (LA Confidential, Iron Man 3, The Hurt Locker and Prometheus) is also bringing Mike Young back.

“I’ve been asked to come back on occasions over the years and wondered if it was the right thing to do, but once I knew the show was finishing, I knew I had to do it.

“While I’ve caught up with many of the cast I worked with on the show over the years, there is nothing like being here all together again,” he commented.

Neighbours airs on weekdays at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.