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Gordo Is Returning To 'Lizzie McGuire' For The Reboot

Gordo Is Returning To 'Lizzie McGuire' For The Reboot

More details about the Lizzie McQuire reboot are emerging by the day and it's shaping up to be the BEST. COMEBACK. EVER.

...helped enormously by the fact Gordo is returning! Yes GORDO!

The character, played by Adam Lamberg, was Lizzie's best friend throughout the show which ran for two series from 2001 to 2004 and spanned an impressive 65 episode and a movie.

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Adam will join Hilary Duff (Lizzie), Hallie Todd (Jo McGuire), Robert Carradine (Sam McGuire) and Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire), who are all reprising their roles.

Disney+ announced the incredible news, sharing a video of Hilary on the set of the reboot, reintroducing her old pal Adam (which you can watch above).

They also shared a cute picture of the co-stars to go with it. It's like stepping back into 2004 and we are here for it.

Disney shared a photo of Hilary Duff (Lizzie) with costar Adam Lamberg (Gordo) as filming commences (Credit: Disney Channel)
Disney shared a photo of Hilary Duff (Lizzie) with costar Adam Lamberg (Gordo) as filming commences (Credit: Disney Channel)
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"Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original Lizzie McGuire so authentic and beloved," the lead actress, 32, said in a statement.

"I couldn't imagine the series without him. I can't wait for fans to see what he's up to 15 years later and how he fits into Lizzie's adult world."

Since the show, Adam has taken a backseat on his acting, most recently starring in Beautiful Loser in 2008.

Adam Lamberg played Gordo, Lizzie's best friend in the series (Credit: Disney Channel)
Adam Lamberg played Gordo, Lizzie's best friend in the series (Credit: Disney Channel)
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Earlier, Disney confirmed that fellow OG cast members, Hallie Todd and Robert Carradine, will reprise their roles as her parents Jo and Sam, and Jake Thomas will take back his role as Lizzie's brother, Matt.

Sharing a photo of the stars meeting for a read-through, it said in a Instagram post: "A picture perfect fam! Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, and Jake Thomas will reprise their roles as Jo, Sam, and Matt McGuire with Hilary Duff in #LizzieMcguire, an all-new @DisneyPlus series coming soon."

Terri Minsky, the creator of the show, is returning as showrunner for the reboot which will be hosted on Disney+.

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The new story will resume with a now 30-year-old Lizzie who is an apprentice to an interior designer in New York. But according to Duff she hasn't got it all worked out just yet.

"Lizzie's 30 now and I really like the idea of her waking up on her 30th birthday and being like, This isn't where I thought I was going to be," Hilary told Entertainment Weekly.

"Lizzie's 30 now and I really like the idea of her waking up on her 30th birthday and being like, This isn't where I thought I was going to be," she continued.

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The A Cinderella Story actress spoke of using her own experiences of growing up and adulthood to identify with her character, one she first took on aged just 13 in 2001.

"My life has taken a few different forms and my moment wasn't on my 30th birthday, but it was definitely mid-20s, with a kid, already being like, 'Oh, this isn't going to look how I thought it was going to look'," she said.

"I really want to tap into that. She's everyone's best friend and what everyone loves about her is how relatable she is, so I really wanna go on that 30-year-old journey with everybody."

Gang's all here - and we couldn't be more excited!

Featured Image Credit: Disney Channel

Topics: Entertainment News, TV and Film

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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