‘Toadie’ voted most popular Neighbours character of all

Soap fans give Ryan Moloney a Christmas treat.

Jarrod ‘Toadie’ Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney) has been voted the most popular Neighbours character of all time, in a poll by Australian soap fan site Back to the Bay.

Organisers cite thousands of votes received from across the world for the poll with 36% of fans voting for him as one of their top three favourite characters.

‘Paul Robinson’ (Stefan Dennis) and ‘Susan Kennedy’ (Jackie Woodburne) landed in second and third place, respectively.

Kylie Minogue’s character ‘Charlene Robinson’ came in at #10.

Jarrod Rebecchi, affectionately known as Toadie, was the resounding winner,

Played by Ryan Moloney, Toadie made his Neighbours debut in January 1995 (September 1995 in the UK), and has been a fan favourite ever since. In his almost 27 years in Erinsborough, Toadie has been loved, hurt, shot and paralysed, and driven an old Holden off a ‘cliff’ after his wedding.

“Hey, this is so cool! Thank you so much, it’s a terrific way to cap off 2021 which has been another challenging year. The entire cast appreciate all the support and love our UK fans continue to give Neighbours and personally, I’m really chuffed,” said Moloney.

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison told TV Tonight, “Toadie is a true Neighbours legend and he’s more that deserving of this honour. It’s testament to Ryan Maloney’s iconic performance that he’s topped this list – everyone knows Toadie!”

The Top 10 Neighbours Characters are as follows:

1. Toadie Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney)
2. Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis)
3. Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne)
4. Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan)
5. Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson)
6. Chloe Brennan (April Rose Pengilly)
7. Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou)
8. Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher)
9. Harold Bishop (Ian Smith)
10.Charlene Robinson (Kylie Minogue)

2 Responses

  1. An interesting (but pleasing) outcome. I’d rank Susan over Toadie, though. I wonder why they used such an old cast photo? It looks like a 2016 shot (so it’s a good 5 years old). Interesting to note that as of Friday January 7th, the UK will be airing new episodes ahead of Australia (unless 10 Peach start airing episodes five nights a week again). By the end of January, they’ll be a week ahead of us (and they’ll add a week to this every four weeks). It’s a bizarre situation.

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