Neighbours is about to get a whole lot more fishy with Ramsay Street once again filled with the Rebecchi’s!
The family, which all have fish-based nicknames, will be expanding with Toadie Rebecchi’s older brother Shane heading up a new five-strong family after 22 years away.
Nicholas Coghlan will be playing the role of Shane, taking over from previous actor Greg O’Meara.
Shane is the eldest son of Angie and Big Kev, who previously appeared in a brief run of episodes in 1995, however he was known for going to jail – and then a prison break.
Shane will be returning to screens alongside his wife Dipi, who’s played by Sharon Johal, and their two children Yashvi and Kirsha.
TV newcomers Olivia Junkeer and Vani Dhir have been cast as Yashvi and Kirsha, while drama graduate Scarlet Vas completes the set as Dipi’s spirited younger sister Mishti Sharma.
Neighbours producer Jason Herbison commented: “Shane Rebecchi is one of the great untapped characters from Neighbours history.
I’m delighted to welcome him back to Ramsay Street along with his beautiful wife, two children and sister-in-law. It’s a great new chapter of the Rebecchi family.”
Channel 5’s commisioning editor Greg Barnett added: “It’s great to be expanding the Rebecchi family further. There’ll be drama and intrigue from the moment they arrive.”
Neighbours airs weekdays on Channel 5 at 1:45 and 5:30pm.