Karl's love child to stir up Neighbours

Karl Kennedy's love child from his affair with Izzy Hoyland is making a return to Neighbours.

Holly Hoyland was last seen on Ramsay Street when she was just a babe in arms, played by the adorable Chaya Broadmore.

Musical theatre actress Lucinda Armstrong has signed up to play Holly, now a precocious eight-year-old, in Neighbours.

Holly seems to take after her scheming mother, for while she can do no wrong in the eyes of her doting father Karl, she is set to clash with Susan when Karl's back is turned.

Lucinda most recently appeared on stage in Melbourne as the star of musical Annie.

Holly will arrive on Neighbours in the UK on Channel 5 on August 12.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.