Kym Valentine set to return to `Neighbours`
Australian actress Kym Valentine is returning to her role on long-running soap opera `Neighbours`, just months after settling a discrimination lawsuit with TV bosses behind the show.
The star played Libby Kennedy on the popular series between 1994 and 2004, when she left to focus on motherhood. She returned in 2007 but took time out on several occasions between 2008 and 2011 due to health issues.
She has not been seen on-screen since that year, and last July, Valentine launched legal action against production company FreemantleMedia Australia and the show`s former producers, Susan Bower and Neal Kingston, over allegations of unlawful discrimination.
She demanded compensation for lost wages, an apology and reinstatement to the show.
A settlement was reached in November, although the terms were kept confidential.
Now the actress has confirmed she will reprise her role for three weeks as part of a celebration marking her on-screen parents` 20 years on the soap.
A statement from the actress reads, "I`m really looking forward to catching up with old friends at `Neighbours`, as well as getting to know many of the new cast.
Playing Libby was a very important part of my life and I can`t wait to reintroduce audiences to her.
Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne play Valentine`s on-screen parents Karl and Susan Kennedy. The episodes will air later this year.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Runway Bridal to return with fourth edition in September
- Mr World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal says it is easier for models to enter Bollywood!
- Sonakshi Sinha does not have aptitude to join politics!- READ
- Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput fulfil grandmother Neelima Azeem's wish!
- Veteran writer Salim Khan hails Bombay HC judgement on Haji Ali
- 'Bigg Boss 10' promo out, Salman Khan turns astronaut for reality show!- WATCH
- Watch: 'Kumkum Bhagya' Episode 654—Abhi visits Pragya's place and meets her family!
- Remember Parul Chauhan aka Ragini from 'Bidaai'? Her latest pictures will make your jaw drop!
- We need more disabled people working in TV: RJ Mitte
- ‘Bigg Boss 10’ promo: Will Salman Khan be seen in it? Scoop inside