Melissa Bell will return to Neighbours later this year to reprise the role of Ramsay Street original Lucy Robinson.
Bell was the third actress to portray the feisty little sister of Neighbours bad boy Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis), joining the Australian soap in 1991. She stayed until 1995, making a brief return for the 20th anniversary episode in 2005.
During her time on on Ramsay Street, Bell found herself embroiled in all manner of storylines about her morally bankrupt on-screen brother, and she’s pleased to find that little has changed during the time she’s been away.
“I’m very pleased that on-screen Stefan is exactly the same – always up to something, which certainly makes for an interesting story – and off-screen he hasn’t changed either, just as much fun and lovely as ever,” said the actress.
Bell will appear in two weeks of Neighbours episodes, which will air in Australia in May and in Britain on Channel 5 in June.
Before Bell took over the role, Lucy Robinson was played by Kylie Flinker and Sasha Close.