25 October 2019 23:06
The past has come back to haunt Neighbours' Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) in the shape of bad boy ex Vance Abernathy (Conrad Coleby), who has come to Erinsborough on the arm of her wild child niece Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson), who has no idea her older lover dated her Auntie T in their reckless teenage years. Knowing he's trouble, Terese is desperate to dispatch Vance and tries to meddle in his relationship with Roxy – but is she just trying to avoid temptation herself? On Friday 24th May the ball-breaking businesswoman is flustered as Vance lays on the charm and reminds her of their lusty youth, leading to a flirty moment when they're alone in the kitchen late one night… Coleby, also known to Australian soap fans for his two-year stint as Roman Harris in Home and Away (2007-2009), spoke to RadioTimes.com about joining Neighbours and teased what's in store for Vance and Terese. Vance has a dodgy background and a chequered history – are his feelings for Roxy genuine? Yes, he's very much in love with her, but there is a big age difference.
But he's also had this previous relationship with Terese… He ruffles a lot of feathers in Erinsborough, I think he's done his research before he arrives so he knows what he's walking into. Is it a coincidence he is dating Roxy, the niece of his ex? Roxy and Vance had a chance meeting through another character living in the household. I think Vance falls for Roxy because he sees so much of Terese in her, or at least the way Terese was before she became a sensible businesswoman. So it needles Terese to see Vance in a relationship with her niece who is a third of her age!
In Vance's mind he thinks Terese has chosen the safe option – Vance has a very healthy ego about himself! Is Vance on a mission to win Terese back? He comes to Erinsborough to make a new start with Roxy and to kind of irritate Terese by dating this younger version of her. How does working on Neighbours compare to Home and Away? Once you've mastered the pace of a show like Neighbours you can walk onto a film set and will probably be able to do it standing on your head.
"Roxy has come in with such strong ambitions. "Hopefully the audience will see that as well and enjoy it more, because they'll watch how much she changes throughout her time on Neighbours." Asked whether the show will explore a more vulnerable side to Roxy, Zima replied: "Yeah, we definitely will. Clearly some of the stuff Roxy does is quite wild and crazy, but it's only because she thinks that's what people want from her. The audience will see that Roxy is not just a confident crazy young woman, who says and does whatever she wants. Zima started filming with Neighbours at the beginning of the year and is one of several recent new additions to the show. She's new and when she first started she was nervous, so I wanted to make her feel welcome because everybody is so lovely. On whether she's monitoring the fan reaction, Zima said: "I sometimes do look on the odd occasion, but I try to keep it as a minimal, because I know what a big personality Roxy is. She has come into the show with a bang and people will either love her or hate her. People have been messaging me and loving Roxy already. Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia). Read more news, spoilers and gossip on our Neighbours homepage Want up-to-the-minute soaps news, spoilers and gossip on your social feeds? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Soaps Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @soapscoop Twitter account. Neighbours' Zima Anderson will be heading over to Erinsborough very soon to play Terese Willis' (Rebekah Elmaloglou) niece Roxy. The Neighbours cast member has already shown viewers that her character is going to bring some sex appeal to the soap, as a new trailer shows her taking off her top and rolling around on top of a bar. And Zima's social media is just as risqué as she can be seen stripping off to tiny bikinis while enjoying the sunshine in Australia. Neighbours fans have been terrorised by Finn Kelly (played by Rob Mills) for months but it seems he's a reformed man. However, the Finn we all love to hate managed to wing his way into everyone's good books with a clever dose of manipulation. And in the coming weeks, his reformed behaviour will continue as his amnesia well and truly sets in. According to Bonnie Anderson - who plays his former flame Bea Nilsson - Finn will only grow more and everyone will fall in love with him. She told Digital Spy: "He is like the Finn he was when he was 19 - a really nice person. He's like a cute, dorky young boy." Furthermore with Rob confirmed to be staying in Erinsborough for a little longer, it seems Finn will have a lot of chance to redeem himself with the public. Bonnie added: "[Fans] don't like him very much at the moment and neither does Bea." Neighbours spoilers: Finn Kelly INNOCENT as Bea Nilsson star reveals big villain twist Neighbours spoilers: Finn Kelly will be found innocent The actress and singer continued: "Even though she changes her mind about him going to prison, she still doesn't like him. "She just wants him to go away," Bonnie admitted. It doesn't seem Finn will leave Ramsay Street, however, and fans will be intrigued to see what happens with his twisted character in the coming episodes. Elsewhere in Erinsborough, Terese Willis (Rebecca Elmalogue) will be dealt a tricky hand by a newcomer. He niece, Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) is about to rock up on the Channel 5 soap. Neighbours spoilers: Bea Nilsson will debate on whether to take Finn Kelly back news, local-news, neighbours, zima anderson, erinsborough, ramsay street, stefan daniel, west beach, actress, margot robbie Burnie woman Zima Anderson has moved from her family's farm and onto the set of Neighbours. The 21-year-old will debut on the long-running soap opera on April 29 as Roxy Willis She said her character is a wild girl from the Northern Territory who has moved to Erinsborough to be near her aunt, Terese Willis. "My character is very fun and very naughty," Anderson said. She said that she had been working towards landing a role on Neighbours since moved to Melbourne two years ago, and the experience of working on Australia's longest running television show has been a dream come true. Although she has always been highly ambitious, Anderson said she currently has "tunnel vision" for the work on the set of Neighbours and was not yet setting her sights elsewhere. But she did name Margot Robbie, who starred on Neighbours a decade ago and has since gone on to star in some of Hollywood's biggest films, as an inspiration. She said that as a young woman who has moved from a regional area to the suburbs of Melbourne, she is able to bring a little of herself to the role. You just go all out, there is nothing stopping you." While you're with us, did you know that you can now sign up to receive breaking news updates and daily headlines direct to your inbox?