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'It has always been heavily censored. When the show started, we weren't even allowed to say the word toilet'
Stefan Dennis, actor
I learned what my character, Paul Robinson, was like right away: in one of the earliest episodes, I was dumped on my Ramsay Street doorstep in a nappy, bonnet and bib, incredibly drunk, after a bachelor party in true Aussie-bloke style. My screen-dad Jim Robinson had to pick me up off the ground.
That was back in 1985. In those days, Australian soaps didn't have a great record for longevity: no one expected Neighbours to last more than six months. I was in the original cast – before Kylie, Jason, Madge and Harold.Most of the very first episode was a night shoot for Danny's nightmare scene involving the entire cast, so we were shooting in water at 2am every night, really cold. Danny's nightmare was about Shane who was a high-diver. »
- Kate Abbott
The Paul Robinson actor said that his wife has been encouraging him to take part in the show, as she is a professional dancer.
Speaking to TV Week, Dennis said: "I want to do Strictly Come Dancing. My wife wants me to do it because I have got two left feet and she is a professional dancer.
"For me, Strictly Come Dancing isn't a reality TV programme, it is a talent show. Talent shows have been around forever. People love them."
However, Ashleigh Brewer, who plays Paul's niece Kate Ramsay, dismissed the idea of her taking part in the show as well.
She said: "Reality TV really freaks me out but I'm addicted to watching it. I feel like reality shows are so manipulated now for the producers to make you look like how they want, »
Neighbours' Ajay Kapoor shows another side to his personality later this month as he punches Paul Robinson. Ajay's temper boils over after his daughter Rani informs him that Priya has been cheating on him with Paul, bringing the affair storyline to a dramatic conclusion. Although Ajay (Sachin Joab) initially thinks that a rebellious Rani is lying, Priya can't stand by and watch her daughter's credibility be called into question - so she tells her devastated husband the truth. A furious Ajay kicks Priya (Menik Gooneratne) out of their family home following her shock confession, and when he spots Paul out on the street the next day, he can't resist lashing out at his love rival. Ajay may feel slightly better after punishing Paul (Stefan Dennis), but is there any way that he and Priya can come back from this?
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- By Daniel Kilkelly
Neighbours star Menik Gooneratne has claimed that her character Priya Kapoor's affair could make her marriage "stronger". The school principal recently called off her fling with Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis), although their affair has since been exposed on Australian screens. Gooneratne gave her thoughts to MSN on why Priya cheated on husband Ajay (Sachin Joab) in the first place. "I think she was struggling in her marriage because she married quite young, she married because she fell pregnant," she said. "She was questioning, 'Is my husband married to me because he's doing the right thing or does he actually love me?' and all that she's seeing in the past is him choosing work over her and she thinks he's only in it to be the good father and the good husband. "And with Paul, he is the first time that someone (more) »
- By Paul Martinovic
4 items from 2013
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