Following the termination of Neighbours, Ryan Moloney is said to be seeking a job on Home and Away.
The 42-year-old actor, who has portrayed Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on Neighbours since 1995, is pondering a switch to the rival serial after the current season concludes in June.
‘He’s made more than enough money playing Toadie,’ a source told Woman’s Day, ‘but he loves working, and if a position on Home and Away came along, he’d definitely consider it.’
Channel 10 has been approached by the Daily Mail Australia for comment.
Ryan has been a part of the cast of Neighbours for 27 years, and Toadfish is one of the most well-known and long-running characters on the show.
Toadie, who began as a disturbed adolescent, went on to become a lawyer and a cherished part of the Ramsay Street community.
The long-running soap’s production will come to an end after a 37-year run, it was announced earlier this month.
‘We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June,’ the show announced on Twitter.
‘Following the loss of our important broadcast partner in the United Kingdom, and despite a thorough search for alternative funding, we have no choice but to put the show on hold.’
‘We know this is a big disappointment to our amazing, dedicated fans, as it is to all of us on the team. We appreciate all of your messages and support, and we pledge to end the program on a positive note. We’ll be commemorating Neighbours from now on.’
Meanwhile, Network 10 issued a statement to Australian media about the series’ conclusion, saying it was a “tough decision.”
‘Today, Fremantle revealed that Neighbours will end production in June, following over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes,’ a representative for the network said.
‘This tough choice was made after an unsuccessful search for an alternate UK broadcast partner.’
They went on to say that the show would ‘not air on 10 Peach after September 2022,’ thereby ending its decades-long run.
‘A much-loved stalwart of our program schedule for over 35 years it has been a staple of Australian television drama, and Australian cultural exports,’ they added.
‘Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, is a world-famous cul-de-sac that has housed Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Dr Karl and Susan, Dee and Toadie, Aaron and David, and a slew of other residents.
‘Network 10 thanks to the cast, crew, production team, and Fremantle for bringing the ideal blend of soap and sunshine to audiences in Australia and throughout the world,’ said the network.
‘We are confident that the actors, crew, and writers will bring their unique warmth, style, and humor to the Neighbours set when they begin filming the final episodes in the coming months,’ they added.
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