Neighbours reveals new plot that will see MAIN character killed off

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Susan's the talk of Ramsay Street

Life on Ramsay Street will never be the same again as legendary Neighbours character is sensationally killed - and the drama kicks off next week!

Neighbours has been teasing us since last year that a main character is going to be dramatically killed off in 2019, and it has now been revealed that Sonya Rebecchi is the doomed Ramsay Street resident.

Actress Eve Morey, who has played the legendary character for the last ten years, has already left she soap, and her leaving storyline is set to kick off next week when Sonya collapses with a mysterious pain.

Eve Morey plays Sonya Rebecchi

Eve Morey plays Sonya Rebecchi

The rumour mill went into overdrive that Sonya was the character that was set to leave the soap when Eve's co-stars posted pictures of them all partying online, with Eve the centre of attention.

While it was claimed at the time that it was her birthday celebrations, fans saw through the facade and put two and two together, correctly guessing that Eve was the one sadly departing.

It has now been confirmed by an Australian TV magazine Soap World that Sonya is the character getting an untimely death.

Sonya Rebecchi, Toadie Rebecchi

Sonya and Toadie have become a legendary Ramsay Street couple

So it seems the mystery surrounding Dipi Rebecchi's sinister tarot card reading that stated someone close to her was going to die was right all along... but how will the show kill Sonya off?

Next week sees the start of her exit storyline begin when Sonya collapses in pain while planting a tree.

While it has been revealed that the character is set to get some devastating news about her health, what is actually wrong with her remains tightly under wraps.

Neighbours, Toadie Rebecchi, Sonya Rebecchi, Willow Somers

Sonya has been through the mill recently

Sonya has been the centre of some huge storylines during her decade on the soap.

Most recently she found herself almost killed by evil nanny Alice, she has also battled with an addiction to drink and drugs, got caught up in an explosion on her wedding day, and found her marriage shattered when husband Toadie cheated on her with fake ex wife, Andrea Somers.

One thing is for sure, with Sonya's brilliant relationship with Toadie and daughter Nell winning the hearts of fans around the world, there isn't going to be a dry eye in the house when she departs.

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

Picture credits: Channel 5, Jackson Finter

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.