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Family reunion on Ramsay Street

A decade after first appearing on Neighbours, Kirsty Child is to return to Ramsay Street as Susan's sister Carmel - but will they still see eye to eye?

Family reunion on Ramsay Street

It’s been a decade since actress Kirsty Child appeared on Neighbours, and for the experienced performer, returning to the show is like dropping in on a family member - literally.

Kirsty is playing Carmel Tyler, the older sister of Ramsay Street matriarch Susan Kennedy.  Seasoned fans will recall that on Carmel's first appearance in the show, in 2002, she was instrumental in helping Karl find her sister when she went missing while suffering from amnesia.

With Susan’s memory intact, Carmel’s latest surprise visit, which turns into an extended stay for two months, isn’t quite so dramatic.  However, the sisters’ strong personalities will have them butting heads in no time. The drama escalates when the newly single ladies find themselves vying for the attention of the same man. Who will win?

Kirsty and Jackie first met in the '70s when they both featured in the ironic Prisoner series. Her on-screen brother-in-law Alan Fletcher co-starred with her in Cop Shop.

'It’s been great fun to be back and wonderful to work with some familiar faces, and also lot of new and very talented young actors,' says Kirsty.  

Kirsty will be seen back on screen in Australia in November and on Channel 5 in December.

Comments (27)

  • KennedyFamily

    over 1 year ago

    KennedyFamily

    I read Carmel is after Karl and I bet its Karl that Susan and Carmel fights over? I hope Susan wins and Karl and Susan get back together :D Kusan forever

  • Neighboursfan1

    over 1 year ago

    Neighboursfan1

    There's a lot more that coiuld be done with Mark. They could introduce a family member, we know he may have a brother or sister, as they was a Felix Brennan and Deb Brennan listed in his phone address book. They can explore Mark and Kate's relationship a lot more. His return would make for some good drama.

  • James Shearer

    over 1 year ago

    James Shearer

    But wouldn't it be interesting if Darcy became a reformed character to put the wind up Rhys a little bit? And if Darcy was still up to his old tricks wouldn't a bit of competition between the two doctors stir things up a little bit especially as Karl is related to one of them and remembers some of those great clashes c.2005 with Izzy? There's so much storyline potential, it's not about looks. If Mark Brennan's key attribute is his hot body then can't his persistent fans suffice with a poster for their walls or just a regular visit to Google images?

  • Neighboursfan1

    over 1 year ago

    Neighboursfan1

    We don't need Darcy return. There's Rhys who is like Darcy. Mark was way hotter than Darcy anyway and had a better body. Mark was just gorgeous.

  • James Shearer

    over 1 year ago

    James Shearer

    I'd go for Darcy, Carmel's son. to return over PC Mark Brennan any day!!

  • James Shearer

    over 1 year ago

    James Shearer

    @ Verso, 'ironic' made me laugh! Kirsty and Jackie were both in the penultimate 1985 season of Prisoner as inmates transferred from Barnhurst following a riot.

  • UK

    over 1 year ago

    UK

    I think the whole Susan and Carmel storyline where they fight for a man will be boring to watch! How many times have they done this storyline? Wont bother to watch that! They could of come up with a better storyline for them both and I thought Susan wanted to be single and to find herself again??? I will only watch Neighbours if I think theres going to be a great storyline like the Summer, Tash, Andrew, Chris and Sophie storyline thats going to be shown soon. I wish Karl and Susan would get back together again as they had better storylines when they was a couple then when they are not!

  • Imanut

    over 1 year ago

    Imanut

    Why do karl and Susan never mention Libby and Ben?

  • Lauren

    over 1 year ago

    Lauren

    Janelle and Angie would be great comedic characters to bring back. Looking forward to the romantic competition between Susan and her sister though. I just wish that people would cease their neverending pleas to bring back Mark Brennan - yes we get that he was gorgeous, but so many characters have been over the years. They can't all come back.

  • helen

    over 1 year ago

    helen

    Mal Kennedy should stay permenantly ..OMG love him !!!!!

  • anonny mouse

    over 1 year ago

    anonny mouse

    as long as anne yates is back in it, i'll watch.

  • Verity

    over 1 year ago

    Verity

    I'm still waiting for Susan and Karl to get back together. Can't believe it has been almost a year that they've separated. I beg you Neighbours producers, please reunite Karl and Susan :) I'm really looking forward to see what's in store for Susan and Carmel. I have a feeling it will be like Susan and Lyn dynamic but this time, it's with her sister :)

  • Verso

    over 1 year ago

    Verso

    Ironic or iconic?

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  • TeamKusan

    over 1 year ago

    TeamKusan

    Is it just my computer or does the headline say ''Family reunion on Ramsay Stree'' XD

  • TeamKusan

    over 1 year ago

    TeamKusan

    I hope Karl and Susan will get back together! Ive lost interest in the show since they split up and think their storylines are better when the 2 characters are a couple! Ive not watched the show for a while this year as its not the same since they split up! :( I hope they get back together and make the Kusan fans happy! :') I hope Carmel helps to get Karl and Susan back together!

  • Neighboursfan1

    over 1 year ago

    Neighboursfan1

    Would love to see some more characters return. Libby Kennedy and Mark Brennan would fit nicely back into the show. Libby would move back in with her dad and Tash and Mark would just take his old room back in the share house with Kyle, Sheila and Rhys.

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  • NN01

    over 1 year ago

    NN01

    It sucks that the characters returning are just contracted as guest stars, not regulars :(

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  • Lynette Peterson

    over 1 year ago

    Lynette Peterson

    @GillianH81, Mark is dead and it's not a cover up. It's a fan theory. Neighbours has not confirmed Mark is alive. Kate doesn't need Mark anyway, she has moved on from him. She knew Mark for less than a year. Kate needs to find a new man now :)

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  • GillianH81

    over 1 year ago

    GillianH81

    So, we've got Connor and Carmel retunring. Hope we get some more returnees soon. Would love to see Mark Brennan return. Kate could do with some happiness and her and Mark were perfect together. His death is just a cover up.

  • Kate

    over 1 year ago

    Kate

    Excellent news! I'm glad someone from Susan's family is coming for a visit.

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  • pete

    over 1 year ago

    pete

    Oh No! the Smith sisters are going to be in a love triangle with..Paul Robinson!

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