Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan will return to Neighbors as popular characters Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell for the show’s series finale.
The Australian soap opera first aired in 1985 and follows the lives of the people who live and work in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough.
Neighbors have confirmed Minogue and Donovan will return before the series, which focuses on the cul-de-sac community of Ramsay Street, shuts down production in June after being shelved by its broadcaster.
“Scott and Charlene are the ultimate Neighbors couple and it wouldn’t feel right to finish the show without them
We’re thrilled that Jason and Kylie have come home to play a very special role in our series finale… pic.twitter.com/79yUwMkpFb
— Neighbors (@neighbors) May 1, 2022
The show’s official Twitter account shared a message from Executive Producer Jason Herbison, which said: “Scott and Charlene are the ultimate Neighbors couple and it wouldn’t feel right to finish the show without them.
“We are thrilled that Jason and Kylie have come home to play a very special role in our series finale.”
A follow-up post continued, “It was an emotional experience for them, for us and I’m sure it will be for our viewers.”
Minogue and Donovan, both aged 53, played Scott and Charlene until their departures in 1989 and 1988 respectively.
The pair were the power couple of Ramsay Street and a crowd favorite.
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In response to news of her return, Minogue posted what appeared to be a peek at a Neighbors script on Instagram with the caption, “Oh my god!”
Donovan posted a similar image showing the script from a different angle and captioned it with his co-star’s Instagram handle.
Scott and Charlene’s wedding episode was seen by over two million Australian viewers when it first aired in 1987 and later attracted almost 20 million viewers when it was shown in the UK in 1988.
The ceremony became one of the most-watched TV moments of the decade.
After it was announced that production of the soap would be halted, Donovan said, “I think it’s sad … but I think it’s time to celebrate Neighbors.”
Minogue said she will be “forever grateful” for her time on the show.
The soap also launched the careers of Hollywood stars like Margot Robbie and Liam Hemsworth.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/kylie-minogue-and-jason-donovan-return-to-neighbours-for-soaps-farewell-41604883.html Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan return to Neighbors in farewell to soap opera