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Neighbours characters that need to move to UK soaps

These five characters need to move to the UK immediately

Neighbours being axed came as a shock to millions of viewers – past and present.

The Australian soap is packed with great characters and an almost 40 year history but it just isn’t doing the business.

However the characters are – and we think some of them should move to British soaps.

Dr Karl Kennedy is a Neighbours icon (Credit: Channel 5)
Dr Karl Kennedy is a Neighbours icon (Credit: Channel 5)

Dr Karl

There is just simply no other way for anyone to escape Erinsborough unless they are Dr Karl Kennedy.

He is Neighbours. Ask anyone and he is who they think of when they think of the little Australian soap that could.

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Everyone needs what? Dr Karl.

He’s perfectly suited to joining Doctors, or Casualty – or even Emmerdale at a push with their doctors being a bit strange too.

Susan must come with her husband (Credit: Channel 5)
Susan must come with her husband (Credit: Channel 5)

Susan Kennedy

You cannot have Karl without Susan.

She is the sanity to his insanity – the decent one who didn’t cheat with a trollop half her age years ago and split up the only family she’s ever known.

Admittedly she did have a bit of an emotional attachment with a dying builder, who hasn’t?

Andrea Somers is one of the soap's biggest and best creations (Credit: Channel 5)
Andrea Somers is one of the soap’s biggest and best creations (Credit: Channel 5)

Andrea Somers

Now the temptation is to keep nice Dee Bliss around after Neighbours shuffles off its mortal coil, but that would be wrong.

If Meena Jutla has taught us anything about soaps it’s that a mad woman is an excellent character.

And no-one is more mad than Andrea who impersonated her long-lost twin sister for fun.

She’s currently in prison – having shoved her sister off a cliff – but she should escape to England and give Meena a run for her money.

Toadie

You can’t think of Neighbours without thinking of Toadie.

He was once the feral offspring of a friend of Karl and Susan’s son Billy – and now he’s the heart of the community.

Now a lawyer, Toadie could decide to leave Australia behind and move to the UK to put his brain to work.

Perhaps he could join Adam and Imran on the cobbles at their law firm?

Paul Robinson is Neighbour's biggest villain (Credit: Channel 5)
Paul Robinson is Neighbour’s biggest villain (Credit: Channel 5)

Paul Robinson

Who doesn’t love a villain?

He’s Kim Tate without the power suits – and has had more wives than Gail Platt’s had husbands.

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Paul is a ruthless businessman, tempered by a brain tumour and years as an international fugitive.

If anyone can survive the end of Neighbours, it would be him.

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