Neighbours: Shane Rebecchi’s return “will change Ramsay Street forever”

What secret is Toadie's brother bringing with him to Erinsborough

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Toadie Rebecchi’s older brother Shane will arrive on Neighbours next week – but the reason for his visit to Erinsborough look set to be shrouded in mystery.

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Teasers for the upcoming storyline say that Shane will be seen “inviting the Rebecchis, the Kennedys and the Cannings to a lunch at Harold’s to deliver some news that will change Ramsay St forever”. But what could he have to say?

Nicholas Coghlan’s arrival as Shane comes ahead of a major expansion for the Rebecchi clan with many additional family members joining later this month.

Shane’s wife Dipi is to be played by Sharon Johal. And in their first television roles, newcomers Olivia Junkeer and Vani Dhir play daughters Yashvi and Kirsha respectively. Drama graduate Scarlet Vas has been cast as Dipi’s spirited younger sister Mishit Sharma, who also makes the move to the big smoke from country Victoria. 

Actress Lesley Baker is also set to make a guest comeback as Toadie and Shane’s outspoken mum Angie.

“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,” said Jason Herbison, Neighbours’s executive producer.

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“It’s great to be expanding the Rebecchi family further. There’ll be drama and intrigue from the moment they arrive,” added Channel 5 Commissioning Editor, Greg Barnett.