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Neighbours fans STUNNED to spot THIS unexpected face in Erinsborough: 'It's genius!'


He's the last person you'd expect to see in Harold's cafe...

Neighbours fans took to social media to share their shock after spotting comedian Russell Brand in Ramsay Street today.

Today's Neighbours was packed full of drama as Andrea Somers managed to drug her twin sister, Dee Bliss, and swap places with her to escape from prison.

But while Andrea was making a run for it from prison before heading to Ramsay Street to kidnap her son, Hugo, an oblivious Toadie Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney) was busy bumping into Russell Brand in Harold's.

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Russell was seen popping into Harolds for a cuppa today (Picture: Channel 5)

The surreal scene came as Toadie was buying a muffin to snack on from the cafe.

A familiar face

But as he turned to walk out of the door, he bumped into Russel and recognised him instantly.

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There was then a long conversation between the pair, with Russell talking to the legendary Neighbours character about how he was in Erinsborough for the writer's festival.

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Toadie was stunned to see Russell and recognised him instantly (Picture: Channel 5)

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But as Russell was giving Toadie a life lesson about eating to fill a void, Toadie was saved by the bell as his phone rang.

Horror for Toadie 

Toadie's day then got even more surreal when he discovered Andrea had swapped places with Dee.

He was beside himself as he found out that Andrea had been to his house pretending to be Dee, only for his niece Yashvi to hand Hugo over believing Andrea was Dee.

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Little did Toadie know that while he was chatting to Russell, Andrea was kidnapping their son (Picture: Channel 5)

The police were soon on the search for Andrea and Hugo but with no friends or any more family around, where could Andrea have gone?

Is Huge safe? And will the police track Andrea down before she can get too far?

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.