Neighbours

New faces and big-name returns for Ramsay Street in 2013

Neighbours is set to welcome back a plethora of its most popular characters, along with a brand new family, in what promises to be an eventful 2013.

In what will mark its 28th year on television, Neighbours is set to welcome back a plethora of its most popular characters, along with a brand new family, in what promises to be an eventful 2013.

Favourite biker babe Steph Scully (Carla Bonner) and Sarah Beaumont (Nicola Charles) both return to Ramsay Street, along with Detective Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor), who was believed to be killed in action. Lauren Turner (Kate Kendall, Stingers) daughter of Lou Carpenter (Tom Oliver) will return to her childhood home, accompanied by her husband, Erinsborough's newly appointed police sergeant Matt Turner (Josef Brown), and their teenage children Mason (Taylor Glockner), Amber (Jennsa Rosenow) and Bailey (Calen Mackenzie).

Rick Maier, Executive Producer of Drama and Production at Austrlia's Network Ten, says: 'Neighbours is always as its most compelling when fans are rewarded for their commitment. Next year's new stories and all-star cast just look and feel fantastic. Steph Scully back on Ramsay Street? Sarah Beaumont? And some people thought Erinsborough was such a quiet place to live...'

'We are thrilled that they are returning to Ramsay Street and equally excited to be introducing a new family with original ties to the neighbourhood.'

Kate Kendall, who's taking on the role of Lauren Turner, adds: 'It's exciting to be joining Australia's longest running drama and to be working with such an array of experienced actors. To be palying a character such as Lauren Turner, who is deeply embedded in the storyline and who of course is Lou Carpenter's daughter, is such a wonderful opportunity.'

Both the Turner family and Nicola Charles as Sarah Beaumont will first be seen on air in early February in Australia and in March on Channel 5.

Carla Bonner (Stephanie Scully) will be back on our screens from March (Australia)/April (UK); followed by Scott McGregor, who'll be seen from April (Australia)/May (UK).

Prepare to welcome back...

Sarah Beaumont (Nicola Charles)

Nicola Charles as Sarah BeaumontSarah Beaumont was a medical receptionist, who had an affair with married man Karl Kennedy in 1997. All of the details of their tryst were eventually brought to light when Sarah returned to Erinsborough in 2005.
 

 

Stephanie Scully (Carla Bonner)

Carla Bonner as Steph ScullyIt all seemed to come undone for Steph after falling pregnant to best friend Libby's husband Dan, then pretending the baby was Toadie's and finally getting married to cover up the infidelity! With Paul Robinson finally outing the shocking truth, Steph's friendship with Libby was destroyed and, in turn, a fatal decision saw her tragically hit Ringo while riding her motorbike. Steph was charged with manslaughter and reckless driving, and was given a six-year jail sentence, which she's currently serving in a low security facility in Bendigo.

Detective Mark Brennan (Scott McGregor)

Scott McGregor as Det. Mark BrennanOur hearts melted when Kate Ramsay and Mark Brennan finally got together. They were the perfect couple, so it seemed, and the residents of Ramsay Street relished seeing them both find happiness. It didn't last long, though. After Brennan blew the whistle on a corrupt colleague, he was forced to go into witness protection and, when Kate didn't make it in time to flee with him, their relationship came to a sudden end. Kate was left to grieve months later when Toadie discovered Brennan was supposedly killed whilst in hiding.

Comments (118)

  • Missy

    10 months ago

    Missy

    I think mark Brennan should come back and stay and get back with Katie as they was so good together.

  • Neighboursfan1281

    11 months ago

    Neighboursfan1281

    @naomi, Mark is coming back. The Neighbours facebook and twitter accounts have comfirmed we haven't seen the last of Mark. So want Kate & Mark back together.

  • Naomi porter

    11 months ago

    Naomi porter

    Just watched Australia episode of neighbours and mark has left again? Thought he was back for a month what's it been 3 episodes??? Anyone know if he's coming back???

  • Sophie

    11 months ago

    Sophie

    How long is Mark returning for?

  • Emma

    11 months ago

    Emma

    When dose mark brean an return

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  • bella

    1 year ago

    bella

    stephs coming back on monday 15th april. in australia it said it on a channel 11 add.

  • Lucy22

    1 year ago

    Lucy22

    What date is Steph coming back I am a massive fan of her an she has colored her

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  • Sarah

    1 year ago

    Sarah

    I cant believe Mark is coming back!! I really hope he gets back with Kate they were the perfect couple!

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  • M

    1 year ago

    M

    What's the story line for Mark coming back? Will him and Kate get together and how come Mark came back if he was suppose to be dead?

  • Bouncers bone

    1 year ago

    Bouncers bone

    Apparently Steph scully's real life son is the youngest grandson of Lou carpenter on the show! I love some of the old gang coming back. A giant whiff of nostalgia, love it!

  • neighboursfan1281

    1 year ago

    neighboursfan1281

    @SpoilerKing, Amber's boyfriend could be trouble, why else would she keep him hidden from her parents. Amber said her boyfirend is a few years older then her. So that will probably be 3 or 4. Mark is 10 years older than Amber. He's far too old for her. the age gap between Kate & Mark is 6 years. Kate & Mark are a perfect couple.

  • SpoilerKing

    1 year ago

    SpoilerKing

    prison has definitely changed steph. she comes out of prison a changed person and is out for revenge. i think she is going to go after paul robinson because he blew the whistle on her dirty little secret, which led to her eventually killing ringo. i have heard a rumour that she escapes prison with robert robinson, knowing he is the person capable of killing his father paul. heard yet another rumour that it won't be robert, but paul's supposedly dead first wife terri inglis, in prison all this time over her attempt to kill paul in 1985. mark returns for a month and kate thinks she sees him during an eclipse. i think he is the older boyfriend that amber turner mentioned.

  • jayne

    1 year ago

    jayne

    I'm going to love it when Mark comes back i missed him and i known it wasnt true that he wasnt killed. Thank for bring him back neighbours. Im from the Uk

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  • Andy

    1 year ago

    Andy

    The new cop is HOT.

  • neighbours1281

    1 year ago

    neighbours1281

    @Elle15, It's just to let fans know when to watch, so they don't miss it. It's hardly a spoiler telling them whn Mark returns.

  • Kim20

    1 year ago

    Kim20

    I so agree with emma27! neighboursfan1281 why do u have to ruin the surprise when some of the old cast ate coming back? Anyway can't wait to see mark!!:-):-)

  • Ellie15

    1 year ago

    Ellie15

    @neighboursfan1281 you always have to go and ruin it for everyone I want to wait and see when mark comes back. But you have gone and told us when mark is coming back. If we wanted to find out we would do it ourselves. Any way really looking forward to neighbours 2013!!

  • Emma27

    over 1 year ago

    Emma27

    I am really looking forward that mark is coming back! I still miss donna, ringo, and some others but really glad that mark is coming back!!

  • neighboursfan1281

    over 1 year ago

    neighboursfan1281

    @Becca123, Sarah Beaumont arrives on UK screens March 4th, Steph arrives in May and Mar arrives in June.

  • Becca123

    over 1 year ago

    Becca123

    I love neighbours I watch it everyday So excited about what's to come!! I just want to find out when in the year they will be returning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rachael

    over 1 year ago

    rachael

    I think the scriptwriters for neighbours are amazing and after viewing it for 28 years, it doesnt matter who goes or comes back, its the storyline that carries it through. An amazing show which I am missing at the moment :(

  • Lynsey

    over 1 year ago

    Lynsey

    Awwww no!!!! I only clicked on this site to find out when it was back on n saw some of the spoilers before I could look away! Gutted I now know but excited at what's to come :-D xx

  • chloe

    over 1 year ago

    chloe

    so happy Scotts coming back!! makes me think what kate will do :o hes gorgeous!

  • neighboursfan1281

    over 1 year ago

    neighboursfan1281

    @Dawn, Neighbours is back on 14th January.

  • Dawn

    over 1 year ago

    Dawn

    When does Neighbours return to Channel 5 after the Christmas break?

  • Lieve

    over 1 year ago

    Lieve

    Steph Scully is only back for 2 months? Hope they reconsider and let her stay in neighbours for longer. Will she have Charlie with her? And try to get Adam back from Dan?

  • neighboursfan1281

    over 1 year ago

    neighboursfan1281

    Neighbours is back on Australian screens on Monday. Steph has been in prison 2 year. She got 6 years with a non paraole of 2. Those 2 years have now ended, so she is coming back.

  • hehehe_random

    over 1 year ago

    hehehe_random

    when does neighbours start up again australia sooooo excited after reading that cant wait to see steph back again i cant believe its been 6 years in prison already it only fells like 3

  • neighboursfan128I

    over 1 year ago

    neighboursfan128I

    @Colin, Lara's character, Serene Bishop is dead. She drowed. Neighbours returns on January 14th.

  • Colin

    over 1 year ago

    Colin

    Love most of all for Lara Sacher to return. She was the most gorgeous of all girls When does programme start again in UK in 2013?

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  • Cleopatra Hoyland

    over 1 year ago

    Cleopatra Hoyland

    I wish they did get rid of the grumpy doctor called Rhys Lawson because he runined things for Lucas and for Vanessa. Vanessa now did a big misstake for say yes to Rhys for marring him. who want's to marry a Trouble maker I wouldn't at all. Vanessa has Lucas child, I wish she changed her mind say no and love Lucas. I think Lucas is a good men. Rhys is a Loser!

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  • Shadan

    over 1 year ago

    Shadan

    I can't wait for Carla Bonner (Steph Scully) to return back on Neighbours. Thought this day would never come. She shook the street. Best actress. love love love her.

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  • Emma

    over 1 year ago

    Emma

    I am so glad Mark Brennan - Scott McGregor is co,ming back - he is brilliant!

  • james shearer

    over 1 year ago

    james shearer

    @jules The actress who played Karl's date Olivia was Jen Handley in the mid-1990s. She was Philip Martin's partner after Julie's death. Her brother Luke was also in the series.

  • Jules

    over 1 year ago

    Jules

    Where have I seen the actress playing Olivia dating Carl

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  • lizz

    over 1 year ago

    lizz

    yay... excited that Brennan is going to be back :) he should never have left anyway!!!! & steph has always been 1 of my faves however you should also bring libby back :)

  • ed

    over 1 year ago

    ed

    in Neighbours have never playing an aboriginal

  • James Shearer

    over 1 year ago

    James Shearer

    I wonder with all of the cast changes outlined in this article whether or not Sheila Canning is really going to become a regular character or not - and whether there is time and space to develop this character. I heard the actor who plays Kyle saying that Collette Mann was not filming as she was doing a play but that seems like ages ago. I thought that she was going to be a bold new matriarch for the show but she seems very peripheral and written in such a way that I sort of want better for her. LOVE the new character Georgia and really enjoying having Connor back in the episodes currently on youtube.

  • GIllianH1281

    over 1 year ago

    GIllianH1281

    @pollyanna, brill news that gorg mark brennan is back .hope its a long stay and kate and him get back together. great to have steph back as well ----------------------------------------- agree. Hoping Scott McGregor extends his contract and stays for a year. It's about time Kate had some good news after everything she's been through this year. Looking forward to Kate's reaction when Mark returns. They were such a cute couple. they were perfect together.

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  • Cazz

    over 1 year ago

    Cazz

    Thanks for clearing that up! Was tres confused!

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  • debbie satti

    over 1 year ago

    debbie satti

    to CAZZ lou had two daughters lauren from a previous marrige and lolly to cheryl stark who died.

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  • samiskim

    over 1 year ago

    samiskim

    Glad Carla is coming back. I wonder if prison has changed Steph - that would be an interesting story to explore and the lovely, gorgeous Scott McGregor. I hope he rocks up with a wife - Kate doesn't deserve him after her performance with an under-age student. Not interested in Lauren - but Nicola Charles character - Sarah - now there is a story!! Wonder if Susan will still be wanting her independence if Karl picks up his relationship with Ms Beaumont or will the green-eyed monster rise and they'll be a cat fight over Dr Karl. Interesting.

  • Hope66

    over 1 year ago

    Hope66

    I'm glad Steph's coming back. Shame Lauren is played by someone different.

  • Cheryl

    over 1 year ago

    Cheryl

    Is there any chance of Libby Kennedy coming back ? I love this character. I know the actress decided to take a break for health reasons. Anyone know the latest please?

  • Lauren

    over 1 year ago

    Lauren

    Oh well, Mark Brennan returning has made GillyH's day for sure. Maybe she'll stop filling up these comments with her undying love now...Can't wait for Sarah and Steph to come back - Karl only admitted to kissing Sarah in the past but she references her children when she returns - could one of her children be Karl's?!?! And Steph is such a lovely character - great to see her return.

  • Torpian

    over 1 year ago

    Torpian

    I stopped watching Neighbours when Nicola left the show. I'll start watching it again now that she's back. It doesn't look like she's aged a day. Nicola is such a beautiful person - not just on the outside but on the inside as well. I'm so glad she's back on Aussie TV.

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  • jen

    over 1 year ago

    jen

    sarah left in 1997. that was... 15 years ago!, i remember watching it at the time, and they didnt actually say what had happened between them, i think half of it got cut out, or so i heard..... seph?. i thought she left for good?. neighbours a quiet street?. they all have something medically wrong with them, like toadie and his anxiety, susan and her M.E, lucas ex alcoholic, lou and his heart, summer and her allergy, paul and his leg, pauls son and his epilepsy, callums dad was all angry,

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  • pollyanna

    over 1 year ago

    pollyanna

    brill news that gorg mark brennan is back .hope its a long stay and kate and him get back together. great to have steph back as well

  • gerrymsandford

    over 1 year ago

    gerrymsandford

    glad to see mark back steph ummmm, but not that but not that sarh didnt like her,

  • tracy

    over 1 year ago

    tracy

    glad mark is comeing back hopefully he be back for longer than a month neighbours aint the same without mark he belongswith kate

  • Nicky

    over 1 year ago

    Nicky

    Glad Mark is coming back, he should have never left. His chemistry with Kate was the closest thing since Charlene and Scot! Can't wait!

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  • Denise Faley

    over 1 year ago

    Denise Faley

    woohoo so excited scott is returning thankyou x

  • Lieve

    over 1 year ago

    Lieve

    One wonders if Steph will arrive before Summer leaves - probably not. Steph coming back is great, Sarah's coming bach should stir things up so that's great too. And Mark, wel, as long as he doesn't whisk Kate away...

  • Alex

    over 1 year ago

    Alex

    Wow...so happyy Mark is coming back :-D really made my day. So excited for Kates reaction! Also pleased to have steph back too x

  • Rose

    over 1 year ago

    Rose

    Hope MARK stays long as toadie has stayed on neighbours. with a good storyline for him!!! :D

  • James Shearer

    over 1 year ago

    James Shearer

    I wonder if Steph, Mark and Nicola will be guest characters just coming in for a month or so and then departing again. Steph surely has another three years to serve on her sentence, perhaps a little less for good behaviour? Less is being said here about the new family - I'm not that fussed about getting yet another cop on Ramsay Street but I appreciate that we currently have our fair share of medics, lawyers and Erinsborough High teaching staff (apart from Anne Teschendorf it would seem that every Principal has lived on the same street)! Are GillyH10 and Neighboursfan1281 the same person?

  • katie

    over 1 year ago

    katie

    Yayy mark is back. And steph coming back will be quite interesting to watch after everything thats changed since shes left. I would love to see donna and elle come back! hope so in the coming years or sooner!! Kate needs some of her old friends back. She has hardly anyone since school finished except for kyle. but not even they talk.

  • NeighboursFan

    over 1 year ago

    NeighboursFan

    Glad Steph is back but dont care about Mark and Sarah as they are not my favourite characters. I hope Mark and Kate dont get back together as their storylines was boring as a couple. Mark could arrive back with his new girlfiend and they live with Kyle and Rhys. :D

  • James Shearer

    over 1 year ago

    James Shearer

    Great to see a new family unit arriving on the street that will provide a focus for Lou. And really pleased to see that the brilliant Carla Bonnar is returning - I can't wait to see her in the new Timothy Spanos film. Nicola should provide a great storyline for Karl and Susan and another old pal for Toadie. I wonder if Mark is returning to whisk Kate Ramsay away - the actress must surely be wanting to move on soon from playing a fairly tired character? Where are they going to all live, I wonder?!

  • Karla

    over 1 year ago

    Karla

    not a fan of Sarah at all but yay to Steph and Mark

  • Lauren

    over 1 year ago

    Lauren

    Where's Gilly then? would of thought she'd be the 1st to comment! Can't wait to see Steph.. I don't know who Sarah is since i've been watching since 2007.. and Mark.. excited to see what happens with all :D

  • Sal

    over 1 year ago

    Sal

    This sounds so exciting. I also hope we get some cute Chris and Aiden stories too :p I would also like to see Rosie and Frazer come back...

  • Loz

    over 1 year ago

    Loz

    Where's Gilly? lol. Thought she'd be the first to respond. Can't wait for Steph & Sarah, especially Steph!!!! So excited now for next year. :)

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  • j scott

    over 1 year ago

    j scott

    cool

  • Deborah Hartley

    over 1 year ago

    Deborah Hartley

    Mark Brennen will be back - fantastic - a storeyline that ended horribly - but we never saw his dead body only hearsay = good going. Missing Steph and will be interesting to see how she melds back into the storyline - who will she live with? Stay tuned - I guess. Love this show - it is my wind down show after work!

  • Pauline Brown

    over 1 year ago

    Pauline Brown

    It will be great to see Steph back again and Mark........can't wait to see Kate's reaction.....:)

  • Injins

    over 1 year ago

    Injins

    Loving Sarah and Steph being back but Brennan coming back from the dead???? I think they've just 'jumped the shark'.

  • Laura Hope

    over 1 year ago

    Laura Hope

    Great news can't wait!!!!

  • Katie

    over 1 year ago

    Katie

    Cant wait

  • Amy

    over 1 year ago

    Amy

    Yes!!!! Brennan is back! The best news all year!

  • Amy Louise

    over 1 year ago

    Amy Louise

    Loving the sneak peak but over all thank u for bringing back Mark Brenan ooo yummy xox and hope he and kate get there romantic re-connect and live happily ever ...o hang on soaps never work like that or do they ??

  • Fiona

    over 1 year ago

    Fiona

    I said all along that Brennan wasn't dead!

  • Katie

    over 1 year ago

    Katie

    Can't wait to see mark back on our screens he is so sexy! :-D

  • Tracy

    over 1 year ago

    Tracy

    Great that Steph is coming back! I'll be tuning in again!!!!

  • Becky

    over 1 year ago

    Becky

    Literally just screamed at the fact that Brennan is back.. SO excited!!!

  • Meinir

    over 1 year ago

    Meinir

    Soooooooooo happy Mark's back. He's so HOT!!!

  • Jane

    over 1 year ago

    Jane

    Brilliant news!!! Any ideas on roughly when in the year they'll be returning?

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