Neighbours is nostalgically bringing back twin sisters Gayle and Gillian Blakeney, 27 years after their run ended on the iconic soap.
They played Christina and Caroline Alessi from 1990 – 1992, with Christina as the wife of Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) and Caroline, awkwardly as his lover.
Both went to England in 1991 to record with Stock Aitken Waterman, releasing “All Mixed Up” but only peaked at #74 in Australia. They also co-hosted UK game show Take Your Pick, before moving to the United States with acting roles in Silk Stalkings. Both made an appearance in 1995 doco Neighbours: A 10th Anniversary Celebration.
“We were tickled pink to be asked back and we knew if they wanted to reprise the characters after nearly 30 years, it had to be for a great story line which it is. We’re really looking forward to filming it,” said Gayle.
Gillian added: “Strangely enough it feels just so comfortable and familiar despite the obvious changes, the cast and crew have been so welcoming.”
Their return is expected to be for three episodes and will air in September.
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