As the beloved soap Neighbours nears its 2012 season finale and lives hang in the balance, three actors are getting the chop.
The official Twitter account for the program confirmed that actors Ben Barber (who plays Rhys Lawson), Jordan Smith (who plays Andrew Robinson) and Kaiya Jones (who plays Sophie Ramsay) are on their way out.
Kaiya Jones responded to the news via her Twitter account, saying, "I’m both sad but excited :D Hope you get to see me on your TV screens again soon :)".
A representative from the show replied on Twitter to fan reactions with a little added positivity. "We'll miss those guys!" the rep wrote.
At this stage, it’s not known if the exiting cast members are being killed off in the finale.
From left: Kaiya, Ben and Jordan say goodbye to Ramsay Street at this end of the 2012 season.