X Factor singer Jiordan Tolli, who played Neighbours toddler Louise “Lolly” Carpenter for seven years, will make a guest appearance on the soap in October, to re-unite with her on-screen father played by actor Tom Oliver.
Tolli first appeared on the show as a baby but now at 19 is part of Redfoo’s under 24 female vocalists on The X Factor.
She returns to mark Lou Carpenter’s 70th birthday which coincided with Oliver’s 50th anniversary in the television and film industry. He is the longest serving member of the soap’s cast.
“I spent a big part of childhood on the show so it felt very comfortable coming back to the studios to film the episode,” Tolli said.
“At the time, Lou was married to Cheryl and I put to the writers the idea of a woman having a child later in life and some of the risks involved,” said Tom. “The result was this lovely young lady.
“I had a wonderful time on the show and just remember it always being fun, however after seven years, my parents felt it was time for me to go to school full-time like regular kids which was the right decision.”
Tom Oliver said, “It’s wonderful to have her back on set and she is almost taller than me so it’s lucky I don’t have to carry her around like I did in the early days.”