Neighbours icon Eve Morey returns to Ramsay Street for SECRET role

Neighbours star Eve Morey played Ramsay Street's Sonya Rebecchi for 10 years... Warning - Neighbours spoilers below!

Neighbours fans were left devastated when Sonya Rebecchi met a tragic end back in March 2019, but it has been revealed that Eve Morey has played a vital role in Shane and Dipi Rebecchi's exit from the soap.

Viewers will know that Sharon Johal and Nicholas Coghlan, who are better known as Dipi and Shane Rebecchi, are leaving Ramsay Street to make a fresh start in Sydney.

Neighbours, Sonya Rebecchi, Toadie Rebecchi

Who could forget Sonya's heartbreaking final moments? (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

The pair have been plagued by marriage troubles over the last year, and now they are hoping a fresh start in a new city will help them patch things up.

Their move will also bring them closer to their children Kirsha and Jay, and their exit scenes have already aired over in Australia.

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But Sharon Johal recently revealed that former Neighbours favourite, Eve, helped them film their exit in a special behind-the scenes role.

Neighbours spoilers, Dipi Rebecchi, Shane Rebecchi

Shane and Dipi have had some serious ups and downs over the last year (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

Fans will remember that Toadie's wife, Sonya, was tragically killed off when she lost her battle with cancer, leaving Dipi to become a mother figure to Toadie and Sonya's daughter, Nell.

However, spoilers have revealed that Nell will take Dipi's departure from Ramsay Street particularly hard, and that's where Eve comes in.

New Neighbours role 

Eve now works as part of the Neighbours production crew as an intimacy coordinator and acting coach, and she was on hand to guide her former on-screen daughter through the scene.

Dipi actress, Sharon, shared a brilliant snap on Instagram that shows Eve back with her Rebecchi family, which will bring happiness to many Neighbours fans, even if it is purely behind the scenes only...

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"I just wanted to share this moment with you guys," Sharon wrote alongside her picture.

"There were so many tears in the lead up to leaving (acting and real ones) but some of the particularly sad scenes revolves around Dipi leaving Nell (and Hugo). Of course Dipi loves her own children but when Sonya died, she promised NOT to take her place, but to look after them as her own.

"Leaving her (in real life) was just as tough and we worry about how she would take on this information. Turns out she took it like a champ, just like she did when our good friend Eve Morey (Sonya) left.

"Big props to production for ensuring our beautiful Eve was on set to navigate the sensitivities of this 'lonely Nell sitting on Sonya's memorial bench' scene with Scarlett (Nellyfish) and to the writers for pulling on our collective heartstrings!"

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

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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.