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Back to the Rafters: Eric Thomson and Rebecca Gibney gatecrash Zoom call

Surprise! Back to the Rafters stars Eric Thomson and Rebecca Gibney gatecrash an Aussie family’s Zoom call










The highly anticipated reboot of Packed to the Rafters, Amazon Prime series Back to the Rafters, debuts on September 17.

And in the lead-up to the season premiere, a handful of lucky Aussie families were pleasantly surprised when the stars of the show joined them on a Zoom call.

Eric Thomson and Rebecca Gibney, who play Dave and Julie Rafter respectively, joined one family reunion, leading to smiles all round. 

Surprise! The reboot of Packed to the Rafters, Amazon Prime series Back to the Rafters, debuts on September 17. And in the lead-up to the season premiere, a handful of lucky Aussie families were pleasantly surprised when the stars of the show joined them on a Zoom call. Pictured: the Denton family with actors Erik Thomson (bottom left) and Rebecca Gibney (bottom right)

Rebecca asked the Denton family, who celebrated a wedding anniversary via Zoom, how they felt about the reboot.

Superfan Kandis replied: ‘When we found out, I was like, “Oh my God, really?”‘

‘You know, were were the same when we got the [news],’ Dave replied. 

The more Eric Thomson and Rebecca Gibney, who play Dave and Julie Rafter respectively, joined one family reunion, leading to smiles all round

The more Eric Thomson and Rebecca Gibney, who play Dave and Julie Rafter respectively, joined one family reunion, leading to smiles all round

George Houvardas, who plays Nick ‘Carbo’ Karandonis, dropped in to lift the spirits of another family catching up over Zoom during the lockdown. 

He wished Greg of the McLeish family a happy birthday. 

The McLeishes also displayed shaka hand signs, which famously featured in Packed to the Rafters during scenes with George’s character and Ben Rafter, played by Hugh Sheridan.

Shaka for the boys: George Houvardas, who plays Nick 'Carbo' Karandonis, dropped in to lift the spirits of another family catching up over Zoom during the lockdown

Shaka for the boys: George Houvardas, who plays Nick ‘Carbo’ Karandonis, dropped in to lift the spirits of another family catching up over Zoom during the lockdown

Amazon Prime dropped the first official trailer for Back to the Rafters last month.

Fans were given their first look at the Rafter family six years after the original series Packed to the Rafters finished on Channel Seven.

The six-part reboot will see everyone return to Sydney as they celebrate Dave (Erik Thomson) and Julie Rafter’s (Rebecca Gibney) 35th wedding anniversary. 

It's back! Amazon Prime dropped the first official trailer for Back to the Rafters last month. The six-part reboot launches on September 17

It’s back! Amazon Prime dropped the first official trailer for Back to the Rafters last month. The six-part reboot launches on September 17

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