Media Monday – All About Neighbours

If you’re a reader of my blog or follow me on Twitter then you should by now know that I am a bit obsessed with the Australian soap opera Neighbours! So as it’s a Monday here’s some Neighbours facts/info/tidbits/moments for you!

1) Hunky Men

There is no doubt that the men in Neighbours are hunky! This may be part of the reason I watch it and as I’ve previously said, I have a thing for Aussie actors (and Aussie F1 drivers if truth be told!!). These are just some of the hunks who have been in Neighbours over the years I’ve watched it!

2) 30 Years

Neighbours is almost as old as I am! It celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year and there was a huge birthday bash for the cast (past and present) in Melbourne. If you follow their Instagram account then you would’ve seen all the photos from the party. Looked like so much fun!

3) Great Characters

Neighbours has always had great characters. My current favourite characters Naomi Canning. She’s feisty!  However one of my all time favourites has to Harold Bishop! He’s no longer in the show as a regular but he makes an appearance every so often. He was back in Neighbours recently to celebrate 30 Years!

4) Ridiculous Storylines

As much as I love Neighbours  there have been some ridiculous storylines in its time! One them was Harold being swept out to sea and everyone thinking he’d died. He returned years later to Ramsey Street suffering from amnesia!

5) Great Storylines

There have also been some great storylines. One of my favourites has to be the whole Brennan going into witness protection and whether his girlfriend Kate would join him.

Another good one was Who Pushed Paul Robinson? Paul is the villan in Neighbours and he was pushed off the roof of a restaurant. There were a whole heap of suspects so it was very interesting to try to work out who’s done it.

6) Affairs

Like any good soap there’s been countless affairs in Neighbours! For some reason most of the affairs seen to involve Karl Kennedy! The classic clip of his wife finding out is just awesome! She proper whallops him!

7) Paul Robinson

Now I mentioned great characters earlier and Paul is the greatest and has to be mentioned separately. He’s an institution! Played by the fantastic Stefan Dennis – he’s the only original actor to still be in the show.

Paul is the scheming business owner who owns the Lassiters complex. He’s been involved in all sorts of schemes including the Lassiters fire.

8) Toadie

Another favourite character of mine is Jarrod “Toadie” Rebechi. I remember him back in the day as a mischievous school kid and best friend of Billy Kennedy! Who’d have though he’d grow up to become the handsome lawyer and family man.

9) Karl Kennedy

Karl has always been one of my favourite characters! I have no idea why he’s been involved in so many of the street’s affairs but he does make it interesting! It also helps that I received a birthday card from Alan Fletcher this year! 😉


10) Neighbours Tour

I’ve heard that they have a Neighbours tour in Melbourne where you get to visit the set and meet some of the actors. This sounds so awesome and is another reason why I’d love to visit Australia!

Are you a Neighbours fan? Or do you prefer another soap?

A Cornish Mum

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  1. 31st July 2015 / 11:44 pm

    I haven’t watched neighbours in years, but growing up me and my older sisters loved it! Thanks for linking up to #TenThings hon,
    Stevie xx

    • Becster
      14th August 2015 / 4:22 pm

      I watched it when I was a child and then stopped when I wasn’t able to make it home in time. Now I Sky+ it to make sure I watch it!

  2. Nickles83
    2nd August 2015 / 11:53 am

    I haven’t watched Neighbours since I was small, I don’t even realise it was still going!

    • Becster
      14th August 2015 / 4:21 pm

      Oh yes still going strong – celebrated it’s 30 years this year!

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