Former Ramsey Street resident Kym Valentine is reportedly suing the show’s producers for alleged sex and disability discrimination.
Fairfax is reporting that Valentine, who played Libby Kennedy on Neighbours between 2004 and 2011, suffered a number of health problems during her time on the show, including a collapsed lung while travelling and a blood clot. She is also believed to have been suffereing from a depressive illness. She took time off for illness at different stages, with Michala Banas even having to take over the role of Libby for a short stint in 2009.
Her contract expired in 2011 and she hasn’t returned to the show since.
Valentine is seeking compensation for lost wages and she is demanding that she be rehired in the role of Libby. Which, let’s be honest, would be kind of awkward.
And will Billy be coming back too?
2. In news to strike dread in Prince William‘s heart, Prince Harry has told reporters that his mission is to make sure little Prince George “has fun.” Details here. Plus, if this “age progression” portrait of Prince George as a teen is anything to go by… those two are going to spell TROUBLE together.