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Neighbours addresses Nell and Hugo recasts ahead of show return

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Neighbours has addressed the recasting of Nell Rebecchi and Hugo Somers ahead of its big return.

While plenty of cast members are coming back for the Australian soap's revival on Amazon Freevee, producers have taken the opportunity to recast Toadie's kids.

In a photo shared on the official Neighbours Instagram account, we get an introduction to the new actors. The snap shows them alongside Toadie actor Ryan Moloney, with the caption reading: "With new episodes of #Neighbours jumping two years ahead, our Nelly and Hugo have grown up too.

"Introducing the wonderful Ayisha Salem-Towner & Tanner Ellis-Anderson who we know you will fall in love with in just two weeks time!"

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Nell and Hugo aren't the only characters who have been recast, as former Big Brother Australia contestant Xavier Molyneux will be playing Byron Stone instead of Joe Klocek for a storyline involving a romance with a new character played by The OC's Mischa Barton.

"We're very excited to announce that Xavier Molyneux will be taking on the role of Byron Stone," a tweet read.

"The son of Jane Harris, Byron will be thrust into the heart of the Ramsay Street drama when Neighbours returns this September."

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Another new character, Haz Devkar, will have a romance story with Mackenzie Hargreaves, while Jane Harris and Mike Young's recently rekindled relationship might be hitting the rocks in the new episodes (which makes sense, as Guy Pearce is coming back only for a short stint).

Neighbours returns on September 18, with new episodes streaming Mondays - Thursdays for 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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