Izzy returning to Neighbours
A Ramsay Street homewrecker is on the soapie return path.
Natalie Bassingthwaighte is reprising fan favourite Izzy Hoyland on Neighbours.
Nat Bass appeared as the Ramsay Street homewrecker from 2003 to 2006 creating one of the show’s all-time favourite triangles with Doctor Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher), and spurned wife Susan (Jackie Woodburne).
Her career has included Rogue Traders and So You Think You Can Dance Australia, The X Factor, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, Brock and The Wrong Girl.
Alan Fletcher said: “It’s almost impossible to describe how excited I am to have Nat back on set. The best thing about it, is that it makes me feel 15 years younger – it’s back to 2003. The story is one of the best I’ve ever worked on and fans are going to love it.”
Jackie Woodburne said: “For Susan Kennedy, having Izzy back on the scene is tremendous because she is the one person Susan can just hate and behave appallingly to, which is so not her usual persona. For me, having Nat on set is such a huge boost of energy and enormous fun. I absolutely love having her around.”
Network Ten Head of Drama, Rick Maier, said “We love Nat; she brings skill, class and a lot of joy to every project she touches. We’re very fortunate to have her back and with one of the biggest stories of the year. Cyclone Izzy is about to hit Ramsay Street. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.”
Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said: “Izzy is Ramsay Street’s ultimate homewrecker and her return to Ramsay Street will be explosive. We’ve been in talks with Natalie about returning for quite some time and I’m thrilled that it’s finally come together. She’s a fearless performer and a dynamic on-screen presence. Seeing her on set with Alan and Jackie this week, there’s no doubt the magic is still there.”