Guy Pearce hints at another Neighbours return as Mike Young

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Guy Pearce hints at another Neighbours returnFremantle - Channel 5

Guy Pearce could be heading back to Ramsay Street, once the revived Neighbours begins airing on Amazon Freevee.

The actor played Mike Young on the Australian soap in the 1980s before going to Hollywood, starring in Memento and Iron Man 3.

When the Australian soap opera was believed to be ending for good last year, Pearce returned for a multi episode arc in which Mike reunited with old flame Jane Harris, played by Annie Jones.

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After taking time out of his busy schedule to help to say goodbye to the thing that launched his career, he ended up creating a plot thread that fans would love to see more of.

"I was a little thrown by that," he told the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend Talks podcast. "Annie and I called each other [and said] 'what do we do now, because we’re living in the street'. And she said, 'Well, I'm all right because I'm on the show anyway, but what are you going to do?'

"I said, 'I don't know'. So we're in the process of working it out."

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Although the finer details may take some time, Pearce says he's definitely up for a return in the revival.

"Obviously, if I'm going to extricate myself from the show, I want to do it respectfully," he continued. "I wasn’t just gonna go, 'well, bad luck. You had your chance, that was it'. So there may be a little appearance or two, shall we say."

The revival has already begun filming, while Amazon Freevee has recently added episodes from 2015 and 2016 to its service for viewers to watch again in anticipation.

Neighbours returns in the second half of 2023 with new episodes streaming free on Amazon Freevee in the UK and US. Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new series.

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