Neighbours confirms exit for Elly Conway as Jodi Anasta bows out

Jess Lee
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From Digital Spy

Neighbours' Jodi Anasta is leaving the show after nearly four years.

Anasta, who joined in July 2016, will be exiting as Elly Conway later this year in order to pursue other projects and move back to Sydney.

The star confirmed that she will be filming her exit storyline "over the coming months", and promised an exciting end for Elly's time on Ramsay Street.

Photo credit: Freemantle Media Australia

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"Four years have just flown by, and for an actor, my character Elly has been an absolute gift," she said. "I am so grateful for my time on Neighbours and thrilled that I will be part of the 35th anniversary of the show.

"I felt it was the right time to move on, open myself up to other opportunities, and also move back to Sydney where I can spend more time with my beautiful daughter.

"I've been fortunate that the writers have had time to navigate a brilliant exit storyline which I’ll be filming over the coming months – can’t say too much, but I think fans will love it. I couldn't ask for a better way to sign off from Ramsay Street."

Photo credit: Freemantle Media Australia

Executive producer Jason Herbison paid tribute to Anasta, saying: "Jodi is a much loved member of the Neighbours family and we’re grateful that she’s spent the past four years in Ramsay Street.

"The writers have thrown many challenges at her character Elly Conway and Jodi has sold every twist and turn with conviction, and I’m delighted she will be part of our next milestone, the 35th anniversary.

"We wish her well as she approaches the next chapter of her life and her career."

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).

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