Delta Goodrem recalls her Neighbours character Nina Tucker’s most ‘bizarre’ storyline: ‘She stole all the lotto money and nicked off’
She played bad girl Nina Tucker on Neighbours for several years.
And on Thursday, Delta Goodrem spoke of her character’s most ‘bizarre’ storyline during an interview on Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev and Nick show.
‘I went from the shy school girl… I was the housekeeper for a while at Lassiters. I had a few different jobs, because Nina didn’t live in [Ramsay] Street, so I was a bit of a gypsy,’ she said.
Australian superstar Delta Goodrem, 37, (pictured) told all on her most ‘bizarre’ storyline as Nina Tucker from Neighbours during Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev and Nick show on Thursday
‘Then she got a bit sassier and ended up dating Jack Scully.
‘And then my [on-screen] mum, Trixie, ended up winning the lotto and marrying Lou Carpenter, which was my way to move into the street, and then she stole all the lotto money and nicked off and I was with Lou.’
Delta, whose debut album Innocent Eyes topped the charts for 29 non-consecutive weeks, went on to say she never believed Neighbours would end.
The singer discussed the soap and her shy character’s intense arc hours before the finale of the last season, on which she made a cameo. (Pictured on the show)
‘I think it really is the end of an era, but you also feel like it was always going to be there,’ she said.
‘You didn’t think it was ever leaving because it’s been so important to our industry, so important.
‘I’m heartbroken to hear the end of it. I would not be here if it was not for Neighbours.’
Delta, whose debut album Innocent Eyes topped the charts for 29 non-consecutive weeks, went on to say she never believed Neighbours would end. (Pictured in Sydney on January 26 2022)
The singer commemorated the Neighbours finale with an emotional cover of the show’s iconic theme song originally sung by Barry Crocker.
She released an acoustic rendition of it on Thursday and shared footage to Instagram which showed her sitting at a piano belting out the memorable tune as boyfriend Matthew Copley accompanied her on guitar.
The Born To Try hitmaker signed off her rendition with a heartfelt farewell to the show that kickstarted her career.
The songwriter commemorated the Neighbours finale with an emotional cover of the show’s iconic theme song originally sung by Barry Crocker. (Pictured with boyfriend Matthew Copley)
‘Goodbye Neighbours,’ she wrote. ‘The show has been with us all our lives, feeling emotional today that it’s ending!’
She added: ‘Thankful for the memories and all that it gave us.’
Delta played Nina on the beloved series from 2002 to 2003, before taking a hiatus following her Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis.
She returned in 2004 and 2005 and even enjoyed a stint in 2015 for the 30th Anniversary of the show.
Her character proved to be so beloved by fans, Delta scored a TV Week Logie for The Most Popular New Female Talent in 2003.
Her character proved to be so beloved by fans, Delta scored a TV Week Logie for The Most Popular New Female Talent in 2003