REVEALED: Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy) is returning to Neighbours!

Ramsay Street’s ultimate homewrecker Isabelle “Izzy” Hoyland is returning to Neighbours to stir things up!

Natalie Bassingthwaighte announced the exciting news on her Instagram this morning, writing: “IZZY IS BACK!!! Excited to announce I am bringing Izzy back for a mini.”

“It has been so fun being back on set and can’t wait for you to see what shenanigans she is up to now. If you loved to hate her before, you you will love to hate her even more!!!!”


In the role that made her a household name, Natalie will be returning to our TV screens in February for an extended guest appearance.

“I knew there would always be a time for Izzy to make her return,” Bassingthwaighte said.

“I had the most extraordinary time working on Neighbours all those years ago with mentors like Alan Fletcher, Jackie Woodburne and Stefan Dennis. I feel really blessed to have had the opportunity to learn my craft on the show and I’m so excited to be back on set.”

Neighbours Executive Producer Jason Herbison said “Izzy is Ramsay Street’s ultimate homewrecker and her return to Ramsay Street will be explosive.”

“We’ve been in talks with Natalie about returning for quite some time and I’m thrilled that it’s finally come together. She’s a fearless performer and a dynamic on-screen presence. Seeing her on set with Alan and Jackie this week, there’s no doubt the magic is still there,” he said.

Bassingthwaighte recently appeared in Zoe Foster Blake’s The Wrong Girl and originally joined Neighbours in 2003 before leaving in 2006.