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11 items from 2011


'Neighbours': Summer's horror as Michael collapses - Spoiler Pictures

1 December 2011 6:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours' stressed-out student Summer Hoyland is left horrified next week as school principal Michael Williams collapses shortly after catching her cheating on an exam. Summer struggles under the pressure in the days ahead as she fears that her folio isn't good enough to study journalism at university. Keen to put all of her focus on her final literature exam, Summer resorts to desperate measures as she hatches a plan to cheat. After using her phone to take pictures of key quotes, Summer hides it in the school bathroom. Later, as the test is under way, Summer heads out for a toilet break and refreshes her memory by browsing through the pictures. However, when Michael (Sandy Winton) hears her phone ringing, she's busted and begs for forgiveness. Summer's future looks bleak until Michael's own pressures over Tash (Valentina Novakovic) and (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' Michael secret is shocking, says Valentina Novakovic

28 November 2011 10:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours star Valentina Novakovic has hinted at the next "shocking" twist ahead in the soap's Natasha and Michael storyline. Episodes airing in the UK this week see Tash left stunned after learning that the cause of her late mother Helena's death was drowning - a fact that her dad hid from her for many years. A young Tash was also in the water at the time of the tragedy and survived after Michael (Sandy Winton) rescued her. In a new interview with TV Week, Novakovic confirmed that there is even more to be revealed about Michael's actions on the fateful day in upcoming episodes. Novakovic explained: "It's something to do with the day her mother died and there's a reason why her dad couldn't save them both. "He couldn't save them both because he was too late getting there - and it's the reasoning (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours': Natasha finally discovers the truth - Spoiler Pictures

23 November 2011 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours student Natasha Williams makes a life-changing discovery in next week's episodes as she finally learns the truth about her mother's death. While celebrating her 18th birthday, Natasha's big moment turns sour as she receives a copy of her mum's death certificate, which shows that she didn't have an illness after all - she actually drowned all those years ago. Upset that her father Michael (Sandy Winton) has been lying to her for so long, Tash storms straight home and confronts him and Emilia (Freya Stafford), who are now on better terms. Speaking to Digital Spy, Valentina Novakovic - who plays Tash - explained: "She is devastated. She can't (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' confirms Michael Williams exit

7 November 2011 5:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours bosses have confirmed rumours that Erinsborough High principal Michael Williams is leaving the soap. The school headteacher, played by Sandy Winton, will bow out on screen in 2012 after nearly two years in Ramsay Street. Michael's daughter Natasha (Valentina Novakovic) will remain in Erinsborough despite her father's exit. Neighbours' executive producer Susan Bower commented: "The Michael Williams character will be leaving Ramsay Street as part of a significant story coming up in April. Sandy's contribution to the show has been (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' Michael collapse to shock Summer

1 November 2011 9:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours student Summer Hoyland is in for a shock when headteacher Michael Williams collapses after catching her cheating on an exam, reports have revealed. Summer resorts to desperate measures in an upcoming storyline by using specially-prepared study notes on her mobile phone to help her as she takes an important test. She hopes that her scheme will help her to get into journalism school. Michael (Sandy Winton) soon catches Summer in the act, but a twist sees the stressed-out teacher pass out in the heat of the moment as he confronts her. The incident comes after Michael's daughter Tash (Valentina Novakovic) has finally discovered the true story behind the mysterious death of her mother, leaving Michael in turmoil. Jordy Lucas, who plays Summer, told TV (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' Emilia will keep secrets from Tash, says Freya Stafford

22 September 2011 3:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours newcomer Freya Stafford has revealed that her character Emilia will have a secretive nature. Emilia is the long-lost aunt of established character Natasha Williams (Valentina Novakovic), and she is about to be introduced on Australian screens as part of a storyline which sees Tash attempt to find out more about her late mother. As Natasha's father Michael (Sandy Winton) has been trying to stop her from finding out the truth about her mum, the schoolgirl hopes that Emilia could give her the answers she is looking for. However, Stafford told TV Week that Emilia also has reasons to keep the truth from Tash. "Emilia knew Michael at the time when Tash's mother died, and there's history there that makes it difficult for them to get along," Stafford explained. "If (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' Tash rebellion is understandable, says Sandy Winton

4 August 2011 6:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours star Sandy Winton has admitted that he can understand why the soap's rebellious teenager Natasha Williams keeps behaving badly. UK fans are about to see the actor's character Michael reach the end of his tether with his troubled daughter, vowing to stop parenting Tash after she sprays derogatory graffiti about herself all over Ramsay Street in a bid to win sympathy. In recent months, Tash has also lied about being pregnant in a bid to stay with Andrew Robinson and found herself caught up in a raunchy photo scandal. Speaking to Digital Spy about the reasons behind Tash's erratic behaviour, Winton commented: "I think the storyline will and does explore that. If you look at the fact she has a single father who is raising her and she's a woman at the age where she is wanting to discover herself, it is a tough time. "I think not having »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' actor promises "monumental reveal"

3 August 2011 1:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours star Sandy WInton has hinted that there is a big surprise in store for viewers as the background of his character Michael Williams and daughter Natasha is explored in a future storyline. Bosses at the soap recently announced the casting of Freya Stafford (below left) as Tash's long-lost aunt Emilia, who has been tipped to "bring up a lot of old baggage" for Michael once she makes her arrival on the street. Meanwhile, Neighbours' executive producer Susan Bower has promised that the truth about Tash's dead mother will be revealed later this year as viewers "find out the secret in three parts". In his first interview about the forthcoming plot, Winton told Digital Spy: "Emilia certainly knows a lot more about Michael and his late wife than anyone else, and he is scared about what she will reveal to Tash. "Michael (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' Sandy Winton chats Williams family secrets and more

2 August 2011 5:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours actor Sandy Winton recently had a chat with Digital Spy about the drama for Michael and Tash that's about to hit screens in the UK. For Sandy's thoughts on the raunchy photo plot, Tash's graffiti madness and Michael rejecting all responsibility for his daughter, make sure to read the main interview. Here, though, Soap Scoop asks Sandy for some teasers on the long-term future for Michael and Tash following the recent announcement that her long-lost aunt is on the way to Erinsborough and confirmation that we'll be learning all about Tash's dead mum later this year... Freya Stafford has recently started filming at Neighbours as Tash's long-lost aunt Emilia. Are you enjoying working with her?

"Absolutely and I've been lucky enough to work with her in the past on White Collar Blue. I'm very excited to have (more) »

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'Neighbours' Tash goes too far, new doctor Rhys debut - Spoiler Pictures

1 August 2011 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This is the moment that Neighbours' rebellious student Natasha Williams resorts to desperate measures to win sympathy, spraying derogatory graffiti about herself all over Ramsay Street. In the aftermath of her raunchy photo scandal, Tash (Valentina Novakovic) hopes to get dad Michael (Sandy Winton) back on her side and successfully secures his attention and comfort with her latest stunt. However, it doesn't take long for Michael to discover that Tash has set the whole thing up and, at breaking point with his daughter, he considers reporting her to the police. When Jade encourages him not to involve the authorities, (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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'Neighbours' Natasha 'plans plastic surgery'

26 July 2011 9:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neighbours schoolgirl Natasha Williams will continue her rebellious behaviour when she decides that she wants plastic surgery in a forthcoming storyline, a report has revealed. The troublesome teenager, played by Valentina Novakovic, becomes "obsessed" with improving her appearance as she feels upset and insecure over her father Michael (Sandy Winton) rejecting her in the aftermath of her raunchy photo scandal, according to TV Week. In scenes which air in Australia next week, Natasha will apparently be seen searching the internet for "cheap nose jobs" before stealing Michael's credit card in (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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