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Jordan Smith (Andrew Robinson, 'Neighbours')

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Jordan Smith as Andrew Robinson (Neighbours)

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Andrew Robinson hears shocking news on Neighbours next week as he finally learns that his scheming girlfriend Natasha Williams has been lying to him. After weeks of preparing himself for fatherhood, Andrew is left stunned as he discovers that Natasha's 'pregnancy' is nothing more than a sham. To make matters worse, a reunion with Summer also looks like it's out of the question - has Andrew lost everything in one fell swoop? Jordan Smith, who plays Andrew, recently gave Digital Spy his views on the twisted love triangle storyline.

Have you enjoyed this big plotline for Andrew, Natasha and Summer?
"It has been rather lengthy but I've enjoyed it. We've become really good friends out of it. It's certainly opened up the characters and showed different aspects to their personalities which I hope has been interesting for the viewers."

What can you tell us about Andrew's discovery that Natasha is lying about her 'pregnancy' and how it comes about?
"Andrew is oblivious to the possibility that this is all a scam, he is so focused on the baby, becoming a father and doing the right thing. It's Summer that digs deeper and discovers that it's all a lie and reveals it in front of all of us. Andrew finds out the same time that Tash realises she has been caught out."

How does Andrew react to the news that Natasha has lied to him?
"He doesn't know how to act. He is ripped apart. He had changed all the ideas of where he thought he was going in life to accommodate becoming a father, made all these massive changes over a lie - around a situation he didn't want to be in."

Valentina Novakovic as Natasha Williams and Jordan Smith as Andrew Robinson
Do you think Neighbours fans are against Natasha or do they have some sympathy for her?
"Well, if my mum's reaction is anything to go by - she messaged me, and she knows Val and loves her to bits, but she said, 'I hate Tash and I want to kill her!' She thought it must have been hard for Val to do the storyline."

Does Andrew's discovery pave the way for him to get together with Summer straight away, or isn't it as simple as that?
"Come on, it's Neighbours, it's never as simple as that! Definitely not and because he is a bit scattered and his head is a mess over what's happened, they try to get together but she wants him to be one way, and he just isn't in the right frame of mind - he's racing at a 100 miles an hour to make sense of what has happened."

What does Paul make of the whole situation?
"Paul gives him some useless fatherly advice which is basically that there are more fish in the sea, get out there, have some fun, and ignore girls completely, which obviously isn't going to work!"

Do you think Andrew would have been a good father?
"I think he would have. Because he didn't have a hands-on father figure in his life, he was determined that wasn't going to happen to his child. He certainly had all the right intentions which was great for the character who is usually all about himself."

We've heard that Andrew, Natasha and Summer will eventually all get on good terms again. How difficult is it for them to get to that point?
"It is very difficult to get to that point because so much has happened, so much betrayal. It has become so much deeper now."

Jordan Smith as Andrew Robinson, Jordy Lucas as Summer Hoyland and Valentina Novakovic as Natasha Williams
Do you think the Andrew, Natasha and Summer storyline is reaching its natural end now, or is there still the possibility that Andrew could carry on being torn between the two?
"I pray that it's near the end! I think their friendships have been pushed beyond their limits, so I'm looking forward to them all moving in another direction. The worst times are over, but as they're in each others' lives through school and the neighbourhood, there are always going to be conflicts."

Moving forward, what else is in store for Andrew this year?
"Andrew's got another hectic year ahead, particularly with school wrapping up, deciding where he wants to go and the love interests in his life change quite a bit. And what we are filming is a lot lighter, more humour which I'm enjoying."

Andrew and Paul have had a turbulent relationship during your time on the show. Could we see them develop a closer bond at some point, especially in light of Rebecca's departure?
"They definitely do get closer and a lot more comfortable with each other. Andrew isn't afraid to answer him back and Paul will give him advice. It's awesome working with Stefan."

Are you glad that Chris Milligan is now staying at Neighbours on a full-time basis as Kyle Canning? Will Andrew and Kyle have much screen time together?
"I love that Milligan is on the show more. We live together and we're best mates. Kyle and Andrew are very different characters and not in the same age bracket so they probably won't have a lot of screen time together at the moment. But it would be interesting working opposite each other, we would have to really work hard to keep the characters real and not be two lunatic mates mucking around."

With a few of the younger cast members leaving, are you hoping that the producers bring in some new faces for Andrew to interact with?
"Definitely, Andrew needs a mate so it would be great."

Finally, most fans are aware that you moved to Australia from Scotland in 2003. Have you ever been back to the UK or had much chance to interact with the British fans of Neighbours?
"I haven't been back since 2003, my parents could never afford to take the whole family back but hopefully soon I'll be able to get back, it's just a bit difficult working full-time on Neighbours. And I can confidently say that every single English backpacker out here has come up, rubbed me on the head and said hello!"

> Click here to read our recent interview with Valentina Novakovic, who plays Natasha
> Click here to read our Neighbours spoilers and news

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 in the UK, and on Eleven at 6.30pm in Australia. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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