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More Neighbours returns confirmed
Digital Spy has received what is thought to be a complete list of all stars returning to Neighbours for its 20th anniversary special.

Over the past few months, more and more names have been confirmed to be re-appearing as their on-screen Neighbours counterparts to celebrate 20 years of the Aussie soap on our screens.

Back in January, producers were hoping to lure back Kimberley Davies, who playes Annalise Hartman and Nicola Charles, who played Sarah Beaumont.

This news soon became reality when these two actresses, along with a few more stars, were added to their list. These included Terence Donovan (Doug Willis), who will be making a "guest" appearance, as well as Rachel Blakely (Gaby Willis), Eliza Szonert (Danni Stark), Kym Valentine (Libby Kennedy) and Benji McNair (Mal Kennedy), all of whom have cameo roles.

In March it was reported that Delta Goodrem had filmed her appearance as Nina Tucker for the celebratory episode, which, if rumours prove to be correct, will see Annalise Hartman produce a documentary on all Ramsey Street residents past and present. Some characters will return to Erinsborough and others will only be seen in video footage.

Annie Jones, who plays Jane Harris, also confirmed her return to Erinsborough. Those on the 'confirmed' list at the time also included Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson), Moya O'Sullivan (Marlene Kratz), Ian Rawlings (Philip Martin), Stephen Hunt (Matt Hancock) and Jacinta Stapleton (Amy Greenwood).

Jesse Spencer and Holly Valance
It was subsequently announced that Jesse Spencer, who starred as Billy Kennedy, and Holly Valance (Flick Scully) would both be joining their fellow neighbours for the celebrations, along with an original cast member, David Clencie, better known as Danny Ramsay.

DS can now reveal yet another 15 actors and actresses who will be heading back to Ramsey Street. Richard Grieve (Sam Kratz), Rebecca Ritters (Hannah Martin), Marnie Reece-Wilmore (Debbie Martin) and Fiona Corke, who portrayed Gail Lewis-Robinson, will all be reprising their respective roles.

Bernard Curry (Luke Handley), Jansen Spencer (Paul McClain),
Lesley Baker (Angie Rebecchi), Ann Scott-Pendlebury (Hilary Robinson) and Shauna O'Grady (Beverly Marshall) are to give cameo appearances, alongside
Ailsa Piper (Ruth Wilkinson), Brett Blewitt (Brett Stark), Todd McDonald (Darren Stark) and Lucinda Cowden (Melanie Pearson).

Guest stars also include Andrew Bibby (Lance Wilkinson) and Joy Chambers (Rosemary Daniels).

Despite reports in the media, names such as Daniel MacPherson (Joel Samuels), Mark Little (Joe Mangel), Craig McLachlan (Henry Ramsey) and Nicola Charles (Sarah Beaumont) have not - as yet - been officially confirmed.

Kylie Minogue, who assumed the role of Charlene Mitchell, Natalie Imbruglia (Beth Brennan) and Guy Pearce (Mike Young) are all said to have declined the offers to appear.

The anniversary episode is scheduled for UK transmission this autumn, with early indications pointing to October.

A DVD release date of the episode has also been set for September 19. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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