Elly Conway and Chloe Brennan will be reunited on Neighbours when it returns later this year, thanks to Jodi Gordon’s return to the programme.
In the closing weeks of the show, the couple, often referred to as “Chelly,” was reunited when it was discovered that Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) had travelled covertly to Sydney to see her ex-boyfriend Elly (Jodi Gorgan).
In 2020, Elly Conway left Ramsay Street and moved to Switzerland with her father Shaun Watkins (Brad Moller) in order to co-parent their daughter Aster (Isla Goulas & Scout Bowman).
It was later discovered that she had split up with Shaun and had moved back to Australia with Aster, but it also seemed that she had never stopped dreaming about what may have been with Chloe.
In the last episodes of Neighbours that aired in July of last year, Elly went back to Ramsay Street and invited Chloe to move in with her so they could try their relationship again. The home was finally purchased by none other than returnee Mike Young (Guy Pearce), who lived there in the 1980s, when Chloe said yes and listed No. 26 Ramsay Street for sale.
The return of Jodi Gorgon as Elly has long been rumoured. When asked if she would be returning to Erinsborough when the programme returned in February by Studio 10’s Angela Bishop, Jodi replied: “There are conversations happening, and I say that with a big smile on my face.”
Less than a week later, a sizable group of returns was announced, but Jodi’s name was not among them.
At that point, it was revealed that Mackenzie Hargreaves (Georgie Stone), Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou), Jane Harris (Annie Jones), and Leo Tanaka (Tim Kano) would be returning as members of the regular cast, with Harold Bishop (Ian Smith), April Rose Pengilly (Chloe Brennan), and Lucy Robinson (Melissa Bell) reprising their roles in a guest capacity.
Jodi will also be returning to the show, it has now been announced after many months, in what the Australian magazine TV Week has dubbed a “extended guest cast role.”
On Thursday morning in Australia, April and Jodi shared the news on Instagram with the caption:
We’re thrilled to let you know that Chelly is back! We’ll be back on set very soon because we both have roles in the upcoming season of @neighbors.
I sincerely appreciate your support, everyone. We are eager to share the following chapter of Chloe and Elly’s story with you.
Soon after, the Neighbours social media accounts posted something of their own, expressing their excitement that Jodi Gordon would soon return to the set to play Elly Conway once more.
This formally confirms that later this year, Chelly will be seen again in every new episode of Neighbours… “Be ecstatic!”
April then retorted:
According to Jodi (via TV Tonight), she will be returning to Ramsay Street, where viewers will be able to witness where the Chelly plot goes. The importance of this programme to so many people became apparent in the weeks leading up to the final episode, so to have it return to our televisions and to now be a part of it once more is truly a delight and a celebration.
The show’s current success is largely due to its ensemble cast and production, therefore I’m glad to see it returning to our televisions in Australia and the UK.
According to a statement made by April Rose Pengilly, which was cited by TV Week, “I am so happy that Chloe and Elly get to continue their love story, and we can’t wait to see how Chloe’s been handling step-mum life with little Aster.”We are still in awe of the #chelly fandom’s support and thankful for it. We hope they enjoy this new chapter.
Even though Chloe and Elly’s relationship on the programme ended quickly, they quickly gained a cult following online, and many fans have long yearned for a #Chelly reunion.When Elly was seeing Chloe’s brother Mark (Scott McGregor), their relationship started as an affair, and it was a surprise kiss with Chloe that inspired Elly to propose to Mark.
On his wedding day, no less, Mark learned the truth, and it almost caused him and his sister to fall out.
Following Chloe’s exploration of her feelings for Elly, Mark eventually gave his approval, and the two began their hesitant relationship.
They quickly realised, though, that they were incompatible and would get along better as friends.
Will they have finally found happiness together after their reunion and a year apart from Erinsborough?
Who will be back on Neighbours in 2023?
Official confirmation has been given that the following characters will be returning to Neighbours:
Alan Fletcher’s Karl Kennedy
Jackie Woodburne’s character Susan Kennedy
Ryan Moloney’s Toadie Rebecchi
Stefan Dennis posing as Paul Robinson
(Annie Jones) Jane Harris
Rebekah Elmaloglou and Tim Kano’s Leo Tanaka as Terese Willis
Georgie Stone’s character Mackenzie Hargreaves
Rebecchi / Melanie Pearson (Lucinda Cowden)
Lloyd Will’s Andrew Rodwell
(Candice Leask) Wendy Rodwell
Emerald Chan’s Sadie Rodwell
Guy Pearce portrays Mike Young.
returning as visitors are:
April Rose Pengilly’s Chloe Brennan
Ian Smith portrays Harold Bishop.
Melissa Bell’s Lucy Robinson