Neighbours’ On his return, Tim Robards has broken his silence.
After 18 months away from the soap, it was announced last month that the star would be returning as Pierce Grayson.
Neighbours have now verified the rumor, stating that the character will return for a guest appearance on the show next month, beginning May 20.
“It was an absolute honor to be asked back to reprise my role as the OG Pierce Greyson!” Tim said. “COVID state border restrictions resulted in my sudden departure and replacement back in 2020 for what should have been my last month of filming.
“I’m beyond excited and grateful to get back and see the whole team whom I never got to say goodbye to. Now knowing the show is coming to an end, it’s such a privilege to be a part of it one last time.”
Due to increasing travel restrictions in Australia and the necessity to be with his wife in Sydney before the birth of their first child, Tim had to leave the role earlier than intended in 2020, with Don Hany temporarily recast in the role for his final scenes.
Pierce and Lisa Rowsthorn (Jane Allsop) will return as part of a major storyline, according to a source close to the show, with their son Hendrix (Ben Turland) and Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone) anticipated to play pivotal roles.
Producer Kate Kendall tagged Tim in a post after filming special scenes in Sydney, revealing Tim’s homecoming.