Malcolm (Benjy McNair) will be back in viewers' minds when his British friend Poppy Rogers lands in Ramsay Street following a Five competition to cast the character.
Alan said: "I always cross my fingers about him coming back, he's one of our great characters from Neighbours, and Benjy McNair often appears here in Melbourne to meet fans from the show."
He went on: "He receives a huge reception from fans. It would be marvellous to have him come back in the show at some stage."
Benjy was initially in the show between 1994 and 1997, and left when his character moved to England and got married.
He has made brief re-appearances in the show during the Noughties.
Five's Be A Star contest asks aspiring actresses to download a script from the Neighbours' UK website, and upload audition videos onto YouTube.