Neighbours boss suggests Dee Bliss storyline could be revisited

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

If you thought the days of having to keep track of Neighbours' tangled web of Dee Bliss identity reveals and twists were behind you, you might want to think again as the soap's boss appears to have other plans.

If you need a quick recap, the real Dee Bliss (Madeleine West) left Erinsborough earlier this year (following a miraculous return from the dead after a 16-year disappearance) after she and Toadie (Ryan Moloney) agreed that neither of them were ready for a relationship.

Before all of *that* however, the soap also introduced a 'Fake Dee', who was actually Andrea Somers.

With Andrea and her mum Heather (Kerry Armstrong) locked up in prison after all of their crimes caught up with them, the soap had one final twist up its sleeve as it was revealed that Dee and Andrea are actually identical twin sisters.

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But while the storyline appeared to have come to a close back in July, when Dee decided to cut ties with both Andrea and Heather for good, soap boss Jason Herbison has hinted that the story could still continue...

Speaking to Australia's MediaWeek, Herbison said that the soap had its best ever catch-up numbers in the UK in July, which he described as "unusual because volume usually dips during a UK summer".

"It probably had a lot to do with Madeleine West (Andrea/Dee) and Kerry Armstrong (Alice/Heather), because ratings went up too," he reflected.

"That is a story that is far from over. Kerry had the best attitude from day one and Madeleine is an unstoppable force who is now doing a director training program with us."

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And it may not just be the return of Heather, Andrea and Dee that soap fans can expect to see in the future either, as Herbison admits that more familiar faces from the soap's past could make a comeback during its 35th anniversary year.

"Sometimes it's practical, when just about every actor in Melbourne has done the show," he joked, adding: "Actually, I get a kick out of bringing back favourites and I think the audience does too."

Neighbours airs weekdays 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).

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