Ben Turland of Neighbours talks about Pierce Greyson’s recasting as Tim Robards returns.

    Ben Turland, who plays Pierce Greyson in Neighbours, spoke to Digital Spy about his on-screen father’s upcoming reverse recast.’

    Pierce will appear in next week’s UK episodes when Ben’s character Hendrix Greyson visits his family in Sydney.

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    After nearly two years gone, Tim Robards has returned to the character of Pierce. When Tim had to leave owing to COVID-related travel limitations in Australia, the role was recast to Don Hany in 2020.

    Ben revealed exclusively to Digital Spy on Pierce’s recent head swap: “I adore Tim and Don, and it’s been a pleasure working with them both.

    “But it was great to work with Tim once more. I was with Tim when I first started on the program, and our characters were quite close.

    “It’s always a lot of fun working with Tim because we’re such good friends.”

    Ben said that this was Tim’s last chance to return, given that Neighbours wraps production next month: “There may not be another opportunity to revisit the Pierce and Hendrix relationship before June.

    “It was nice that me and Tim got to experience that again.”

    When Don took over the role of Pierce in 2020, he brought the character’s exit tale to a close, just as Tim had planned.

    Pierce made a cameo in 2021, with Don reprising his role.

    In a recent statement, Tim said: “It was an absolute honour to be asked back to reprise my role as the OG Pierce Greyson! 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.”


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