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'Neighbours': Saskia Hampele teases Georgia's shock discovery

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Saskia Hampele as Georgia Brooks in Neighbours

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Saskia Hampele



Neighbours nurse Georgia Brooks receives a huge shock on UK screens later this week as she finally discovers the truth about her fiancé Scotty Boland.

The bubbly blonde is currently in the dark over Scotty's attempts to make a move on Chris Pappas. However, when Georgia and Scotty (Rhys Uhlich) make plans to elope, Kyle Canning steps in to reveal the truth about what's been going on.

Reeling over Scotty's sexuality, Georgia is sent on a downward spiral which affects her personal life and her future at the Erinsborough Hospital.

Digital Spy recently chatted to Saskia Hampele, who plays Georgia, to hear her thoughts on the drama to come.

What was the Georgia and Scotty storyline like to film?
"It was really fun and also interesting because of the situation. While there was a humorous element when Chris was trying to convince Kyle about Scotty, it's also very serious for both of them. The outcome is going to change their relationship forever, obviously. I also really enjoyed working with Rhys Uhlich - he was great to work with."

How does Georgia feel when she finds out the truth about Scotty?
"Shattered. This was her first serious relationship and she had her future planned out - courtship, engagement, marriage, babies, the whole shebang!"

Scotty admits the truth to Georgia in a letter before doing a disappearing act. Is it frustrating for her that she doesn't get a proper chance to confront him?
"Definitely, because the letter doesn't provide a lot of the information which she needs to be able to digest this unexpected situation. She's left feeling she wasn't good enough or 'woman' enough for him.

"Afterwards, Georgia does a lot of stuff which is so out of character for her because she is heartbroken as well as incredibly angry."

Neighbours: Rhys Uhlich as Scotty Boland

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Rhys Uhlich plays Scotty Boland



How did you feel about exploring a different side to Georgia, which we'll see when she starts experimenting with party drugs?
"I loved it. Even the most positive people - and Georgia is certainly one of those - have their down times. It was great to explore another layer to her character."

Georgia is also left fighting to save her career when she's wrongly accused of stealing drugs from the hospital. Would you like her to get her job back, or do you want to explore a new avenue for her?
"It's going to be extremely difficult for her to get her job back, because it appears initially that she has broken every rule in the book.

"However, I think she has only touched the surface as a nurse and hospital settings provide some of the most interesting storylines, so I would definitely like to see her remain as a nurse."

Is there a danger we could lose Georgia's bubbly nature for good with this storyline?
"Well, there are certainly more tears and angst, but underneath all the drama, you still see glimpses of the old Georgia. I would hate her to change completely."

The online fans are aware that Scotty returns for a little bit at a later date. What kind of a dynamic can we expect when that happens?
"Finally closure!"

Chris Milligan as Kyle Canning

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Christopher Milligan plays Kyle Canning



Do you think Kyle is going to be Georgia's best match moving forward?
"Well, I think there are definitely similarities in their outlook on life and in their own way, they are both a little kooky. I like that about them."

How well have you settled into Neighbours, and how do you feel about the recent changes at the show?
"I've been here for a while now so I feel really at home - I'm loving it. There will always be changes on a long running soap, it's a normal aspect of this genre of drama. I'm loving the storylines and the entire cast is great to work with, plus we have the new sets to work in now, so it's very exciting times on Ramsay Street."

Can you give us any final hints on what you're filming at the moment?
"Well, not all goes well in Georgia's love life - again! And she has to make a big decision which will mean leaving someone behind."

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Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 in the UK, and weekdays at 6.30pm on Eleven in Australia.

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