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28 years later, Geoff Paine returns to Neighbours.

This must be an Aussie TV record as the longest break in between soapie role reprisals.

Actor Geoff Paine has reprised his role as Dr. Clive Gibbons on Neighbours, 28 years after he last appeared on the show.

Paine, who played the local Erinsborough medic from 1986 and 1987 (and again briefly in 1989), has returned in a recurring role as the new COO at Erinsborough Hospital.

Clive also famously ran a gorillagram agency from No 22 Ramsay Street, which fans can also expect to see referenced by Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis).

The affable redhead has kept himself busy in the interim decades, working regularly in theatre, voice-overs and writing, with roles on The Doctor Blake Mysteries,, City Homicide, Wilfred, Stingers and The Wedge.

When Stefan Dennis returned to Neighbours it was after a break of 11 years.

Source: Radio Times

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