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Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan to reunite for ‘Neighbours’ finale


Australian singer Kylie Minogue poses throughout a photocall upon arrival for the 2018 Echo Music Awards ceremony on April 12, 2018 in Berlin. Picture: AFP/Axel Schmidt

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan will return to Australian cleaning soap opera “Neighbours” for its finale after an absence of greater than 30 years, the soon-to-be axed present’s creators stated Sunday, Could 1.

The Australian stars each launched their careers on the long-running program, which introduced in March that it’s going to stop manufacturing subsequent month after practically 37 years on small screens.

The present struggled to discover a new house in Britain — the place it has loved a cult following for many years — after present broadcaster Channel 5 stated it could not proceed to carry it.

Earlier than world stardom beckoned, Minogue and Donovan gained recognition as an onscreen couple within the cleaning soap within the late Eighties and had been secretly a real-life merchandise on the identical time, though their romance didn’t final.

“We are thrilled that Jason and Kylie have come home to play a very special part in our series finale,” the cleaning soap’s government producer Jason Herbison stated on Twitter.

“Scott and Charlene are the ultimate ‘Neighbours’ couple and it would not feel right to end the show without them,” he added, referring to the names of their onscreen characters. “It has been an emotional experience for them, for us and I’m sure it will be for our viewers.”

Melbourne-based “Neighbours,” which additionally launched the careers of Margot Robbie and Russell Crowe, introduced practically two months in the past that it could finish manufacturing.

A technology of Brits grew up watching characters reminiscent of Minogue’s Charlene Robinson and her onscreen beau Scott Robinson, performed by Donovan, in addition to an ensemble forged that through the years included Man Pearce, Natalie Imbruglia and Liam Hemsworth.

The pair had already prompted hypothesis a few doable return after posting photos on Instagram of what appeared to be a “Neighbours” script.

Minogue, identified internationally merely as Kylie, first shot to fame via her time on the cleaning soap from 1986 to 1988, earlier than she went on to a pop profession.

The star teamed up with Donovan for the 1988 duet “Especially For You,” which bought greater than 1,000,000 copies in Britain alone and topped the charts throughout Europe and Australasia.

Donovan’s profession since then has seen him star in musicals and communicate frankly about his struggles with drug habit.

The duo reunited on stage in 2012 — for the primary time in over 20 years — once they sang the 1988 smash hit at a present in London. AP/JB

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