Three Neighbours cast members departing next year

Three major Neighbours characters will be leaving Ramsay Street next year.

Jordan Smith (Andrew), Ben Barber (Rhys) and Kaiya Jones (Sophie) will all depart the Aussie soap in 2013.

The news was confirmed on the official Neighbours Twitter page: “Yes they are [leaving]. We’ll miss those guys!”

Smith, who has been on the show since 2009, tweeted: “Thanks for tweets everyone. Awesome three n half years and now on to the next adventure.”

Jones, who also joined in 2009, tweeted: “I’m both sad but excited :D Hope you get to see me on your tv screens again soon. :)”

The trio join co-stars Jordy Lucas (Summer), Valentina Novakovic (Tash) and Gemma Pranita (Jade) in leaving the show in recent months.

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