Neighbours spoilers: WHY is Russell Brand visiting Erinsborough?

Neighbours, Toadie Rebecchi, Russell Brand

Toadie can't believe his eyes when he bumps into Russell Brand at Harold's Cafe on Neighbours! What is the British comedian doing in town?

You never quite know WHO you are going to bump into at Harold's Cafe on Neighbours (1:45pm/5:30pm on Channel 5, see our TV Guide for full listings).

In today's episode of the Aussie soap, Toadie Rebecchi (played by Ryan Maloney) can't believe his eyes when he meets Russell Brand!

The comedian/writer/activist is in Erinsborough to visit the Writers Festival happening at Lassiters.

Even though their encounter is short and sweet, Russell gives Toadie some much needed life advice!

And the local legal eagle is going to need plenty of cheering-up when his young son, Hugo goes missing...

Neighbours, Heather Schilling

Will anyone believe Heather when she claims Andrea has switched places with her twin sister Dee on Neighbours?

During the chaos of a lockdown at the prison, scheming Andrea Somers (Madeleine West) has managed to switch places with her identical twin sister, Dee Biss and escape!

While Dee and her mum, Heather Schilling (Kerry Armstrong) try to convince prison guards of what has happened, Andrea heads to Ramsay Street.

Disguised as Dee, the desperate mum is determined to finally be reunited with her son, Hugo...

Neighbours, Bea Nilsson, Elly Conway

Bea is surprised when Elly is determined to read the book about Finn on Neighbours

Meanwhile, the past has come back to haunt the Kennedy family, with the publication of Olivia Bell's tell-all book about murderous Finn Kelly.

While the rest of the family have distanced themselves from the book, Elly Conway's (Jodi Anasta) curiosity gets the better of her.

If people are going to be gossiping about the book, Elly wants to know what Olivia has written about them all.

But is she ready to stir up some painful memories of the man that she and younger sister, Bea Nilsson (Bonnie Anderson) BOTH fell in love with?

Neighbours, Kyle Canning, Bea Nilsson, Levi Canning

WHO is this police officer? WHY does he pull Kyle over on Neighbours?

Elsewhere, Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) is thrilled to finally have his driving licence back again, after the unfortunate accident involving neighbour, David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) last year.

Kyle heads out to test drive a new car with Bea.

But the pair get pulled over by the police!


What has Kyle done wrong? Will he lose his driving licence again?

OR are things not quite what they seem?

Neighbours continues weekdays at 1:45pm/5:30pm on Channel 5

Simon Timblick

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters. Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave? Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy. He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.