Who's returning?

As Shorty’s 15th birthday approaches, gossip is flying all over the place on who is returning to the soap in May.
Here’s some info on who is, who could be and who isn’t returning to the show.

Who could be back on the street:

  • Angela Bloomfield was Rachel McKenna from 1992-1999 and 2001-2003. She has also sat in the director’s chair behind the scenes of Shortland Street. In a poll asking who should return to the show on the official Shorty website, she placed second. A newspaper article published in 2006 stated she was returning – and the actor that plays Chris Warner,
    Michael Gavin, has said he would like her to return because of unfinished business between their characters .
  • Karl Burnett, was Nick Harrison from 1992-2005. He has gone bankrupt since leaving the show, but now works behind the scenes as a boom operator. On the poll mentioned above, Karl’s character, Nick, and his wife Waverly, were the favorite to return to the show, having more far more votes than Rachel or any other character.
  • Elizabeth McRae (Liz) was Marjorie Neilson/Brash back in 1992-1996(?). She was the mother of Stuart Neilson, played by Martin Henderson, who is confirmed below as ‘asked to return’. If he was asked, chances are Liz was also asked. Can you picture Yvone and Marj together?

Who is returning:

  • Olivia Tennet was baby Tuesday Warner way back in 1994. She will be returning as Tuesday with her on-screen father, Guy Warner, played by Craig Parker (below). Chris Warner is her uncle.
  • Craig Parker played Guy Warner, Tuesday’s father and Chris’s brother back in 1993 to 1997. He will be returning with Tuesday (above).

Who isn’t:

Suggestions are welcome 🙂

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Kyle Wadsworth

Kyle Wadsworth is a trained multimedia journalist with a passion for film and television - notably Westside and Outrageous Fortune! Also known as TuiKiwi (the name of which has also featured on Outrageous Fortune as a guest-starring beer brand).
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  • ChchTVaddict

    OOOHHH I loved Guy! I cried when Carmen died LOL (but it *was* years ago!) It’d be great to have him and Tuesday back

  • tvnewser

    Elizabeth McRae is the mother of the actress who plays Brenda, so could have been persuaded.

  • Tui

    In english?……

  • Finally Free

    I would have to watch the show if Rachel returned. And I completely agree on the “unfinished business” between her and Chris.