It’s the secret love that’s been burning in Patti Newton’s heart for five decades – a love she has sacrificed for her family and marriage to Bert.
But now, the 71-year-old has decided to cave in to her deep longing to return to the stage – her true passion since the 1960s – with a plan to star in Neighbours and a string of stage and TV opportunities.
And while Patti ‘couldn’t be more excited’ about the return of her showbiz career, sources say it’s become a serious bone of contention with her husband Bert, 78.
‘Patti might be 70-odd, but she’s got a new lease on life and wants to make the most of it,’ says a close family friend.
‘She made some enquiries about going back on stage or in front of the cameras and was blown away by the response.’
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