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    Exclamation Melanie Pearson (Lucinda Cowden)

    https://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/nei...SYPgSEXQPLz8iw

    Neighbours has announced another familiar face returning to Erinsborough.

    Lucinda Cowden will reprise the role of Melanie Pearson in episodes airing in 2021, the Australian soap announced on Twitter today (December 9).

    Her return had been teased in a promo last week. Although the video had centred on star Benny Turland's dance moves, Toadie Rebecchi was spotted with a mystery woman.

    No plot details have been released at the moment regarding Melanie's latest comeback.

    Lucinda starred as Melanie between 1987 and 1991, with her character marrying Joe Mangel (they would later divorce off-screen). She then made appearances in 2005 for the show's 20th anniversary.

    This announcement follows Jacinta Stapleton's return as Amy Greenwood, which has started airing in Australia this week. Amy swings by Erinsborough when she hears that Lassiters is looking for a new uniform design.

    Channel 5 recently confirmed that Neighbours will be taking a Christmas break, with the last episode of the year airing on Wednesday, December 23. With Australia's 10 Peach not expected to take a break, this means that the transmission gap between the Australian and UK broadcasts will increase.

    In the UK, viewers can expect to see Pierce Greyson's exit play out during next week's episodes, as David Tanaka, Aaron Brennan, and Nicolette Stone's baby storyline continues.

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    The official Neighbours 'tweet' about Lucinda/Melanie's return:


    https://twitter.com/neighbours/statu...26144%3Fs%3D21

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    is she still married to joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizann View Post
    is she still married to joe
    According to the DS article, after marrying in the show, they later divorced offscreen.

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    Neighbours' Melanie Pearson makes first appearance in 15 years
    Lucinda Cowden is back.

    https://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/nei...urn-storyline/

    Neighbours spoilers follow.

    Neighbours has aired Lucinda Cowden's return as Melanie Pearson during Friday's episode (January 8) in Australia.

    Lucinda starred on the show between 1987 and 1991, before making additional appearances in 2005. More than 15 years later, Melanie has moved back to Australia and catches up with Jane Harris (Annie Jones) and Des Clarke (Paul Keane) over coffee.

    The catch-up didn't happen by chance. It was orchestrated by Sheila Canning (Colette Mann), who persuades Des to use Melanie as an excuse to keep Jane occupied.

    Sheila believes there is still romantic hope for her and Clive Gibbons (Geoff Paine), and wants to spend more time alone with him.

    Clive is dating Jane, but they agreed on a temporary break for the sake of Sheila's health after she suffered a heart attack.

    Melanie is shocked to learn about Jane and Des' split, and is outspoken in her view that Jane and Clive aren't compatible with each other.

    She also reveals she's single and still temping as a PA.

    Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) sees Melanie after she says goodbye to Jane and Des, but chooses to avoid her entirely. During a conversation between Paul, Jane, and Des about Melanie, Des says Paul should offer Melanie a job ? a suggestion which Paul scoffs at.

    The UK is about a month behind, so Channel 5 viewers will have to wait until early February to see Melanie's return.

    Neighbours airs weekdays on Channel 5 (UK) and 10 Peach (Australia).

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    Lucinda/Melanie promo video:

    https://youtu.be/Irk-D_-AH0c

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    Neighbours' Melanie Pearson faces a dilemma after shock request from Nell
    Melanie is torn when Nell asks a very difficult question.

    https://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/nei...shock-request/

    Neighbours spoilers follow for Australian and UK viewers.

    Neighbours' Melanie Pearson will face a difficult dilemma next week after Nell Rebecchi makes an unexpected and emotional request of her.

    The Erinsborough residents will enjoy a Christmas party in scenes airing next week in Australia, with the locals all dressing up for the occasion to celebrate the festive season.

    Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) makes the most of the event by setting up a psychic stall and, after reading for some of the locals, a few startling coincidences make some of her predictions come true.

    An impressed Nell (Scarlett Anderson), who is attending the party with her dad Toadie Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney) and little brother Hugo Somers (John Turner), witnesses the predictions apparently coming true and becomes deeply in awe of Melanie's psychic talents.

    Later on, Nell has a shocking request for Melanie, as she asks Melanie to help her talk to her late mum Sonya from beyond the grave.

    Speechless, Melanie has no idea what to say to Nell in the face of this emotional request ? how will she respond?

    This situation could potentially be another bump in the road for Melanie's romance with Toadie, following their previous issues.

    The couple reconciled earlier this year following their brief split after Toadie's kiss with Rose Walker (Lucy Durack), so they will be hoping to keep their relationship on the right path this time.

    The Christmas party also sees Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) and Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) celebrating their engagement, following Roxy's surprise proposal.

    Neighbours airs these scenes on Friday, November 26 at 1pm and 6pm on Channel 5 in the UK. The scenes air in Australia on Tuesday, November 23 at 6.30pm on 10 Peach.

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    DS article:


    Neighbours' Melanie Pearson to face sad struggle in Sonya storyline
    Can Melanie deal with the ghost of Sonya?

    https://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/nei...nya-storyline/

    Neighbours spoilers follow.

    Toadie and Melanie are in a good place in Neighbours after they agreed to move in together, but memories of Sonya soon start to give Mel cause for concern.

    To be fair to Melanie, living with the looming presence of your boyfriend's dead ex is never ideal, and she has to deal with a giant mural of her at Lassiters, so Sonya is never far from anybody?s minds.

    But next week sees Melanie really starting to struggle with it all, and hearing from everyone how beloved Sonya was only makes her feel more anxious about it than she already did.

    Somewhat awkwardly given her potential feelings for Toadie, it is Amy that is there for Melanie when she returns from a date to find Melanie uncharacteristically down in the dumps.

    While Melanie tries to play it down and acts like she is fine, Amy knows better and prods her until she reveals how insecure she is feeling.

    While it was a confidential chat, Amy decides that Toadie needs to know how his girlfriend is feeling and wastes little time in telling him everything.

    He is grateful for the heads-up, but Melanie feels as though Amy has betrayed her trust as she was hoping she could deal with it without involving Toadie at all.

    But Amy could find herself forgiven quite quickly as a sit-down chat with Toadie is exactly what Melanie needed, and he has an open and honest chat with her about Sonya and how he sees Mel fitting into his life.

    It would appear that these two are back in a good place, but will we hear the sound of wedding bells for them in the near future?

    Toadie popped the question to Melanie recently and while she turned him down then, could she have a change of heart that will allow us to see one more ? and final ? Ramsay Street wedding before Neighbours comes to an end?

    Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.

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