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Neighbours fans believe that former Home and Away star Debra Lawrance is set to join the soap

Make way for the Conways.


Debra Lawrance

It looks like a former Home and Away star is making the move over to Erinsborough, as Neighbours fans have done some sleuthing and now believe that Debra Lawrance has joined the cast of the Aussie soap.

It was officially announced this week that the soap is introducing Australian singer Bonnie Anderson as new regular character Beatrix Nilsson later this month, causing Elly Conway (Jodi Anasta) to fear her life is about to be turned upside down with the arrival of her half-sister.

And now it seems their family will be expanding on screen once again, too, as some keen fans have done a little digging and discovered something very interesting on actress Debra Lawrance's online CV.

Yep, head on over to the Television section of the CV, and you'll see that Lawrance is now credited as playing the role of Liz Conway on Neighbours – a character who's previously only been seen in a handful of appearances in 2001 and 2002 when she was played by Christine Keogh.

On the soap, Liz Conway is Elly and Bea's mother – and Susan Kennedy's sister – and while the show hasn't confirmed the casting and had no comment on the reports when asked by Digital Spy just yet, if the listing is accurate it could suggest that we're about to see a lot more from Liz over the next few weeks and months.

Debra is best known for playing the second incarnation of Pippa Ross in Home and Away between 1990 and 1998 and then again from 2000 until 2009, and it wasn't long before she became known as Australia's most recognisable mum.

Speaking back in 2016, Debra didn't rule out a return to Home and Away, saying: "If they needed Pippa that desperately to try and attempt to replace her again then I would probably go back.

"If they were that desperate and paid me enough money, of course I'd do it."

But, for now, it seems that the actress is happy enough swapping Summer Bay for Ramsay Street.

We'll find out soon whether the fans' super-sleuthing turns out to be accurate as Bea will be arriving in Erinsborough on Channel 5 in the UK on Friday, May 18.

Neighbours airs on weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5.

Home and Away WATN: Debra Lawrance
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I'm glad she's working, her talent shouldn't go to waste, she was brilliant in Please Like Me but at the same time it's sad. I mean ooh! i wonder who'll join Home and Away next? Another reality TV reject or some male model/actor with bigger boobs than half the female cast 😭

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On 29/05/2018 at 23:15, James Martin said:

I'm hoping given today's news we may see Debra return for any on-screen funeral Morag may have, since Pippa was the foster mother to her child.  Totally didn't expect her to make the switch to Ramsay Street though!

I don’t think Pippa and Morag were ever close frineds and she didn’t return for her good friend, Ailsa's, funeral so why would she return for Morag's funeral?

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On 03/07/2018 at 15:34, Dan F said:

Yes her first ep will air on Friday 19th July.

Saw the pics last week (I can't share them as they're embargoed until next Friday), and Deb & Jackie look great together.

Do you know if Debra going to be regular?. 

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