10:38 04 June 2010
'Neighbours' veteran Carla Bonner is quitting the iconic Australian soap, it has been revealed.
Bonner played mechanic turned counseller and bar owner Steph Scully for nearly 11 years.
Report's suggest that her contract for the long-running soap will expire in September and that she will not be renewing it.
'Neighbours' executive producer Susan Bower told the Herald Sun: "I'm very sad that Carla is leaving us and she knows the door is always open for Steph to return to Ramsay Street."
"The storylines on air and coming up showcase what an exceptional talent Carla is and while fans will be disappointed, I promise Steph's farewell will be long remembered and will do the character proud."
Bonner's manager Jacinta Waters said: "Carla has had an amazing time on 'Neighbours', but after 11 incredible years has decided the time for a change has come. She will miss her all her colleagues in Erinsborough dearly."
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