Summer Hoyland to leave 'Neighbours' after three years since return!ears

Neighbours actress Jordy Lucas has announced that she is quitting the show after three years in the role of Summer Hoyland.

The actress who plays journalist Summer who returned to Ramsay Street in the latter part of 2009 will exit the Australian soap opera in early 2013 and is set to film her exit scenes within the next few weeks.

Lucas confirmed the news when speaking to TV Week, stating: ''I've had a fantastic three years at Neighbours, and I am really looking forward to what my future has to offer."

She also wrote to her follows on Twitter about her decision telling them: ''Yes, I am leaving Neighbours. It's been three wonderful and happy years of my life. I couldn't be more grateful. Who knows what lies ahead!"

Australian viewers will see Summer leaving Erinsborough in Early 2013, her exit scenes will air a few weeks later for UK viewers on C5!