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THIS Neighbours favourite reveals REAL reason they've quit the show

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Mavournee Hazel is set to bow out of the show next week, and there is the real reason she has left the famous soap...

Next week will see the departure of fan favourite, Mavournee Hazel, better known to soap viewers as Neighbours' Piper Willis.

Fans have been trying to work out if Piper was set to leave Ramsay Street after Mavournee's social media hinted that she was no longer filming at the Neighbours studios.

The eagle-eyed fans spotted a post from April Rose Pengilly's Instagram, which seemed to confirm the actresses' departure when it appeared Mavournee had been photoshopped into a photo of the female cast celebrating International Women's Day.

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And sadly for Piper fans it has been confirmed the rumours are true and the character departs Ramsay Street next week.

But, thankfully, her exit after more than three years on the soap is a happy one, because she is set to go and join the love of her life, Tyler Brennan. Hurrah!

Speaking of her decision to leave the soap, Mavournee told the Herald Sun: "I've never done a film before and I'm attracted to that," she revealed.

Neighbours, Piper Willis

Mavournee has played Piper Willis since 2015

The actress, who has already finished filming for Neighbours, also talked about her relocation from Melbourne to Sydney after leaving the show... "I moved for a few reasons - my agent is based in Sydney and a lot of casting directors are there.

"It's the end of an era for me. I've learned so much about myself as an actor and I've had to grow up pretty quick!

"I just have to embrace the unknown. I want to work in Australia for a bit before looking to go overseas.

Neighbours, Piper Willis, Tyler Brennan

Piper and Tyler will finally be reunited off screen...

"Internationally, people are seeing Australia as a really malleable place and I want to be here for that."

Mavournee had nothing but good things to say about her time on Neighbours, saying that being on the soap has helped her grow as a person and as an actress.

While we're thrilled that 'Typer' finally get the happy ending they always deserved, there will definitely be a Piper-shaped hole in Ramsay Street.

Keep watching for plenty more Piper drama before she exits next week...

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

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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 whattowatch.com 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.