Glen Donnelly, Paul Robinson’s half-brother, has returned after 30 years, according to a new teaser published on social media by Neighbours.
After falling off the roof of Lassiters and being diagnosed with paraplegia, the character, played by Richard Huggett, left Ramsay Street in 1992.
In addition, the trailer promises the reappearance of their sister Lucy Robinson (Melissa Bell), who was last seen in 2020, ahead of a heart-racing Robinson reunion.
Paul (Stefan Dennis) reacts angrily when he sees Glen from afar in the trailer, which he tells Lucy in a private heated talk on his apartment balcony.
Lucy hears Paul say: “I noticed him. I noticed him. I swear to God.”
“Glen has been gone 30 years,” Lucy informs Paul as they walk along a seaside pier.
Finally, the brothers are reunited in the trailer, and Glen informs Paul, “It’s been a long time.”
Richard remarked in a recent interview with RadioTimes.com that returning to the soap after 30 years was “exactly like coming home,” and that he eventually returns to “reconnect” with Lucy.
“As you know, Paul and I were not on the greatest of terms when I left, so I return to visit Lucy, and it goes on from there with all kinds of twists and turns and cliffhangers – but no hanging off hotel roofs this time,” he continued.
Despite his earlier prognosis, Richard has stated that Glen will not be using a wheelchair when he returns.
“When I was initially contacted, I wondered if Glen was still paralysed, and if he wasn’t, how did he come out of it?” He confessed.
“But I believe the way it’s been handled is ideal. I believe the writers have done an excellent job of justifying why I am no longer in a wheelchair.”
The return of Glen and Lucy will air this autumn.