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Neighbours: Doug Willis's return storyline confirmed

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Neighbours bosses have confirmed further details about Doug Willis's return to Ramsay Street.

Terence Donovan recently reprised his role for a guest stint and will be seen back on screen in April.

Terence Donovan as Doug Willis in Neighbours

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Terence Donovan as Doug Willis in Neighbours


Though the news was revealed earlier this month, plot details surrounding Doug's return have now been unveiled.

Builder Doug comes to stay with his son Brad and grandson Josh, who is excited that his granddad will be able to show him the ropes of the building trade and teach him a practical skill, after he gave up swimming due to his abseiling accident.

But later on, when Josh and Doug are working together, Lou passes on a job order and, rather than admitting he can't remember it, Doug makes a potentially expensive mistake.

Later, Doug blames Lou for the mix-up. As more and more mistakes mount up, Josh's worries only grow. However, Brad continues to tell him that it's nothing more than an older man being forgetful.

Donovan, who reprised the role briefly in 2005 to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary, said in a statement earlier this month: "It is very exciting to be coming back as the same character after all these years and I always loved the Doug Willis character.

"And I love the fact that he is a builder and he is encouraging his young grandson [Josh] to have a trade and be proud of what you do - I think that's very important."

Donovan was a regular on the long-running show between 1990 and 1994.

Neighbours airs Doug's return on April 9 in Australia and April 23 in the UK.
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