Hats off to actors Geoff Paine and Annie Jones, who, some 30 years after they were Neighbours principals, have returned to the opening titles.
Geoff Paine, who plays Clive Gibbons, first appeared in 1986 delivering a gorilla-gram, but left in 1987. There were brief returns before a part-time return from 2017. 33 years after his departure he is now back in the opening titles alongside friend and on-screen squeeze Colette Mann.
Annie Jones, who also first appeared in 1986 as ‘plain’ Jane Harris until 1989, is also restored. Jones similarly made sporadic appearances before a full-time return. Joining them is Charlotte Chimes as on-screen daughter, Nicolette.
Executive Producer Jason Herbison tells TV Tonight, “We’re thrilled to update the opening titles to include Annie, Charlotte and Geoff.
“While Annie and Charlotte are regular characters, Geoff will continue to be seen on a semi-regular basis, which works very well for us and for him. We’ve included him in the titles to reflect Dr Clive’s importance to the community and we know the fans wanted it too – including fan club president Colette Mann!”