When Takaya Honda sat down for an apparent Neighbours interview on April Fool’s Day, he had no idea what he was getting himself into.
The David Tanaka actor appeared in a phoney conversation (above) with co-stars Richie Morris (Levi Canning) and Phoebe Roberts (Freya Wozniak), but things quickly became unpleasant when his co-stars got into a furious fight.
Naturally, it was all a set-up by Richie and Phoebe, with the former saying ahead of time: “We’re going to tease Takaya a little bit. We’re going to do a fictitious interview to discuss storylines.”
“We’re going to get him to come in, sandwich him in the centre, and debate over the top of him about something he was actually present for, and see what happens…”, Phoebe continued.
When Takaya joined them, Richie got right to work, recalling a “intense incident,” which annoyed Phoebe, who insisted it was “not funny.”
He exclaimed, “Your boy wasn’t going fast enough, and she just went after me!”
“I didn’t say anything about you, guy! I didn’t mean to offend you, “she said
Takaya, sensing the tension, tried to lighten the mood by joking around. Phoebe, on the other hand, maintained the joke by informing Richie that she had requested him “not to bring it up.”
Things went further when she accused him of being “disrespectful,” and Takaya laughed to himself that they were having a “lover’s tiff.” Another attempt to break it up was unsuccessful, as they continued to argue.
They were approaching the moment with “various energy,” according to a diplomatic Takaya, but Phoebe eventually stated, “I’m OK, but maybe you guys should just do this by yourselves,” before exiting the room.
Phoebe ultimately broke the joke to Takaya when she returned, proclaiming, “We’re fine!”
“It’s alright; it just took a long time,” Takaya said before storming out humorously. “Who’s the coolest now? Happy April Fool’s Day! “he remarked.
As fans are aware, Neighbours will be ending this summer, and Takaya sent out a crucial and heartfelt message to viewers when it was announced that Channel 5 will be cancelling the show earlier this year.