Ryan Moloney: Australian TV show Neighbours set to farewell legendary character Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi

Taylor Renouf
The Nightly
The TV star — who plays Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on the iconic Aussie soap — will leave many viewers heartbroken when he farewells the famous street after 30 years.
The TV star — who plays Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on the iconic Aussie soap — will leave many viewers heartbroken when he farewells the famous street after 30 years. Credit: Neighbours

Ramsay Street is set to be rocked by the exit of Neighbours veteran Ryan Moloney.

The TV star — who plays Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on the iconic Aussie soap — will leave many viewers heartbroken when he farewells the famous street after 30 years.

After joining the show in 1995, Moloney quickly became one of the most recognisable faces on Aussie TV screens.

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However, the star won’t be venturing too far, revealing he will be moving behind the camera as a director.

Ryan Moloney.
Ryan Moloney. Credit: Network 10 Publicity

“After 30 years playing Toadie, I will be leaving Ramsay Street. I can’t tell you what is happening to the character — maybe I could be the next Jim Robinson, or maybe I’ll be the next Harold Bishop and keep popping back over the years,” Moloney said.

“And although I won’t be bringing you our fantastic storylines from in front of the camera, I will bring them to you from the other side, behind the camera. I’ve just started director training and have just finished filming my first episode as director — so I really hope that you enjoy that.

“Thank you all for the love that you have shown me and Toadie over the years. Three decades, in fact. I’ll miss you, I’ll miss him, and I’ll miss Erinsborough… but whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss what will happen on Ramsay Street.”

While it’s unknown how his departure will play out on screen, Neighbours executive producer Jason Herbison said there’s a chance he will return in the future.

“Toadie is an Australian television icon, and Ryan is Ramsay Street royalty. The street won’t be the same without seeing him every week, however, there’s every chance he will pop back in the future,” Herbison said.

“In the meantime, we’re thrilled to support his directing ambitions and can’t wait for viewers to see how Toadie’s season-long story arc plays out. Ryan’s been instrumental in the journey and has blown us away with his performance.”

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