Neighbors spoilers: Olympia Valance returns as Paige for the show’s finale

Olympia played fan favorite Paige Smith (Picture: Channel 5/Fremantle)

Olympia Valance has been confirmed to return to Neighbors before its conclusion.

The actress, who played Paige Smith, will reprise her iconic role for the show’s final episode, now reported to be a double episode, airing on August 1.

“The neighbors have always felt like home to me,” Olmypia said in a statement. ‘It was my first acting job and it taught me a lot.

“There’s a reason everyone refers to Neighbors as the best training camp on television.”

Neighbors executive producer Jason Herbison added: “We’re thrilled to have Olympia join us for the celebrations, she’s a much-loved cast member and character, and always brings a wonderful energy to the set.”

Olympia, 29, played Paige on the Australian soap opera for several periods, debuting in 2014.

Paige first departed from Erinsborough in 2018, but the character returned briefly in 2020, as part of the show’s 35th anniversary celebrations.

Olympia will join a slew of Ramsay Street legends returning for the final episode, including rising stars Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, who played one of the soap’s most famous couples in Charlene and Scott Robinson.

A statement from soap opera boss Jason, shared on Twitter on Sunday, said the show was “thrilled” to welcome them back.

“Scott and Charlene are the best couple on Neighbors and it wouldn’t feel right to end the show without them,” commented the executive producer.

“We’re thrilled that Jason and Kylie have returned home to play a very special role in our series finale…

“It’s been an emotional experience for them, for us and I’m sure it will be for our viewers.”

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