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Neighbours FINAL episode: Channel 5 reveals full list of alumni cast RETURNING with Kylie and Jason

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Neighbours’ final outing looks set to be a spectacular one as Channel 5 have revealed the full list of returning cast members for the show’s final episode.

The Australian soap, which first aired in 1985, was spectacularly axed in March this year following the loss of its main UK broadcast partner Channel 5 – with the last ever episode now set to air on August 1 2022.

And with the finale looming, the broadcaster has ensured Neighbours will go out with a bang as the likes of Harold Bishop star Ian Smith and Joel Samuels actor Daniel MacPherson reprising their roles alongside fans favourites Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.

They're back! Neighbours' final outing looks set to be a spectacular one as Channel 5 have revealed the full list of returning cast members for the show's final episode [Pictured: Ian Smith]

They're back! Neighbours' final outing looks set to be a spectacular one as Channel 5 have revealed the full list of returning cast members for the show's final episode [Pictured: Ian Smith]

Welcome home: Neighbours is set to welcome a host of former stars to mark the final episode [Pictured: Daniel MacPherson]

Welcome home: Neighbours is set to welcome a host of former stars to mark the final episode [Pictured: Daniel MacPherson]

They’re back! Neighbours’ final outing looks set to be a spectacular one as Channel 5 have revealed the full list of returning cast members for the show’s final episode [Pictured: Ian Smith, L, and Daniel MacPherson, R]

The ‘massive homecoming’ with see a plethora of stars from across the decades return to Erinsborough for one last hurrah as they join forces to celebrate the soap’s almost 40 year legacy. 

Alongside Kylie (Charlene Mitchell), Jason (Scott Robinson) and Ian, 80s Neighbours making a comeback include Peter O’Brien (Shane Ramsay), Mark Little (Joe Mangle) and Paul Keane (Des Clarke).

While joining Daniel from the 90s honour roll are Benjamin McNair (Mal Kennedy), Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson) and Lesley Baker (Angie Rebecchi).

A whole host of noughties favourites are also stepping foot in Ramsay Street once again, including Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland), Chris Milligan (Kyle Canning) and Pippa Black (Elle Robinson).

Legends: the broadcaster has ensured Neighbours will go out with a bang as the likes of Harold Bishop star Ian Smith and Joel Samuels actor Daniel MacPherson reprising their roles alongside fans favourites Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan [pictured]

Legends: the broadcaster has ensured Neighbours will go out with a bang as the likes of Harold Bishop star Ian Smith and Joel Samuels actor Daniel MacPherson reprising their roles alongside fans favourites Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan [pictured]

Legends: the broadcaster has ensured Neighbours will go out with a bang as the likes of Harold Bishop star Ian Smith and Joel Samuels actor Daniel MacPherson reprising their roles alongside fans favourites Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan [pictured]

Oh no! The Australian soap, which first aired in 1985, was spectacularly axed in March this year following the loss of its main UK broadcast partner Channel 5 - with the last ever episode now set to air on August 1 2022

Oh no! The Australian soap, which first aired in 1985, was spectacularly axed in March this year following the loss of its main UK broadcast partner Channel 5 - with the last ever episode now set to air on August 1 2022

Oh no! The Australian soap, which first aired in 1985, was spectacularly axed in March this year following the loss of its main UK broadcast partner Channel 5 – with the last ever episode now set to air on August 1 2022

With Morgan Baker (Callum Rebecchi), Jordan Patrick Smith (Andrew Robinson) and James Mason (Chris Pappas) also returning.

Finally, stars from more recent years on the soap will be joining the 8,903rd episode, they include: Olympia Valance (Paige Smith), Jodi Gordon (Elly Conway), Zoe Cramond (Amy Williams) and Kate Kendall (Lauren Turner).

With Ben Hall (Ned Willis), Olivia Junkeer (Yashvi Rebecchi) and Zima Anderson (Roxy Willis) completing the line-up of Neighbours alumni returning.

Neighbours’ Executive Producer, Jason Herbison, said of the reunion: ‘Whether the eighties, nineties, noughties or teens is your favourite decade, we will be delivering something for everyone as Neighbours draws to a close. 

Everybody needs good Neighbours: The 'massive homecoming' with see a plethora of stars from across the decades return to Erinsborough for one last hurrah as they join forces to celebrate the soap's almost 40 year legacy [Pictured: Alan Fletcher, Stefan Dennis and Jackie Woodburne alongside Ian]

Everybody needs good Neighbours: The 'massive homecoming' with see a plethora of stars from across the decades return to Erinsborough for one last hurrah as they join forces to celebrate the soap's almost 40 year legacy [Pictured: Alan Fletcher, Stefan Dennis and Jackie Woodburne alongside Ian]

Everybody needs good Neighbours: The ‘massive homecoming’ with see a plethora of stars from across the decades return to Erinsborough for one last hurrah as they join forces to celebrate the soap’s almost 40 year legacy [Pictured: Alan Fletcher, Stefan Dennis and Jackie Woodburne alongside Ian]

Excited: Ian Smith, 83, (Harold Bishop), said: 'It¿s an absolute pleasure to be back. I'm the biggest sook under the sun. I'm going to be shocking on the last night that Neighbours airs'

Excited: Ian Smith, 83, (Harold Bishop), said: 'It¿s an absolute pleasure to be back. I'm the biggest sook under the sun. I'm going to be shocking on the last night that Neighbours airs'

Excited: Ian Smith, 83, (Harold Bishop), said: ‘It’s an absolute pleasure to be back. I’m the biggest sook under the sun. I’m going to be shocking on the last night that Neighbours airs’

Co-stars: Daniel said: 'To go back and play Joel one more time, was a small way to show my enormous gratitude to cast, crew and fans of the show' [Pictured alongside current star Ryan Moloney who plays Toadie Rebecchi]

Co-stars: Daniel said: 'To go back and play Joel one more time, was a small way to show my enormous gratitude to cast, crew and fans of the show' [Pictured alongside current star Ryan Moloney who plays Toadie Rebecchi]

Co-stars: Daniel said: ‘To go back and play Joel one more time, was a small way to show my enormous gratitude to cast, crew and fans of the show’ [Pictured alongside current star Ryan Moloney who plays Toadie Rebecchi]

‘Alongside the current cast we will be celebrating the most memorable characters from across many eras, with a few surprises up our sleeve.’

Meanwhile, Ian Smith, 83, (Harold Bishop), said: ‘It’s an absolute pleasure to be back. I’m the biggest sook under the sun. 

‘I’m going to be shocking on the last night that Neighbours airs. It really will be an end of an era and I am so proud to have been a part of it.’

While Daniel MacPherson, 42, (Joel Samuels), added: ‘Joining Neighbours at age 17, little did I know, was going to kick start a career that continues to be the adventure of a lifetime. 

Comeback: Mark Little (Joe Mangle) will reprise his iconic role [pictured in 1990]

Comeback: Mark Little (Joe Mangle) will reprise his iconic role [pictured in 1990]

Back: Paul Keane (Des Clarke) will return

Back: Paul Keane (Des Clarke) will return

Comeback: Mark Little (Joe Mangle) and Paul Keane (Des Clarke) will reprise their iconic roles [L-R]

Back on screens: Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson) will step foot in Ramsay Street once again

Back on screens: Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson) will step foot in Ramsay Street once again

Back on screens: Melissa Bell (Lucy Robinson) will step foot in Ramsay Street once again 

Back again: Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland) will join her co-stars for a final hurrah

Back again: Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland) will join her co-stars for a final hurrah

Back again: Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland) will join her co-stars for a final hurrah

‘To go back and play Joel one more time, was a small way to show my enormous gratitude to cast, crew and fans of the show.’

It comes after at the beginning of this month, Neighbours legends Kylie and Jason appeared to confirm they will be returning after more than 30 years.

There have been reports that the pair, both 53, are set to return to the Australian soap opera as beloved on-screen couple Scott and Charlene Robinson before the show is axed this summer.

And the stars seemed to confirm the exciting news last week as they took to their respective Instagram pages to share snaps of what appeared to be a Neighbours script.

Kylie’s post showed the first half of the programme’s title and the name Scott, while Jason shared a snap of the latter part of the title and Charlene’s name. 

Joining the fun: Olympia Valance (Paige Smith) will be returning

Joining the fun: Olympia Valance (Paige Smith) will be returning

Nice to see you: Jodi Gordon (Elly Conway) is back for the last episode

Nice to see you: Jodi Gordon (Elly Conway) is back for the last episode

Joining the fun: Olympia Valance (Paige Smith) and Jodi Gordon (Elly Conway) will be returning

News: Neighbours¿ Executive Producer, Jason Herbison [pictured], said of the reunion: 'Whether the eighties, nineties, noughties or teens is your favourite decade, we will be delivering something for everyone as Neighbours draws to a close'

News: Neighbours¿ Executive Producer, Jason Herbison [pictured], said of the reunion: 'Whether the eighties, nineties, noughties or teens is your favourite decade, we will be delivering something for everyone as Neighbours draws to a close'

News: Neighbours’ Executive Producer, Jason Herbison [pictured], said of the reunion: ‘Whether the eighties, nineties, noughties or teens is your favourite decade, we will be delivering something for everyone as Neighbours draws to a close’

Jason also tagged his former Neighbours co-star in the post, sending fans wild as they appeared to confirm their return to the show before it comes to an end. 

Following their posts, Neighbours executive producer Jason Herbison later said in an Instagram post: ‘Scott and Charlene are the ultimate Neighbours couple and it would not feel right to end the show without them.

‘We are thrilled that Jason and Kylie have come home to play a very special part in our series finale.’

The experience of filming the episode was an emotional one for the pair and also for the show’s production team, he said. 

Two million Australians and almost 20 million viewers in Britain tuned in to watch Donovan’s Scott Mitchell and Minogue’s Charlene Robinson tie the knot in episode 523, aired in 1987.

It's official! It comes after at the beginning of this month, Neighbours legends Kylie and Jason appeared to confirm they will be returning after more than 30 years

It's official! It comes after at the beginning of this month, Neighbours legends Kylie and Jason appeared to confirm they will be returning after more than 30 years

It’s official! It comes after at the beginning of this month, Neighbours legends Kylie and Jason appeared to confirm they will be returning after more than 30 years

Script: The stars confirmed the news as they took to their respective Instagram pages to each share snaps of what appeared to be segments of a Neighbours script

Script: The stars confirmed the news as they took to their respective Instagram pages to each share snaps of what appeared to be segments of a Neighbours script

Exciting: Kylie's post showed the first half of the programme's title and the name Scott, while Jason shared a snap of the latter part of the title and Charlene's name

Exciting: Kylie's post showed the first half of the programme's title and the name Scott, while Jason shared a snap of the latter part of the title and Charlene's name

Script: The stars confirmed the news as they took to their respective Instagram pages to each share snaps of what appeared to be segments of a Neighbours script

TV history: Two million Australians and almost 20 million viewers in Britain tuned in to watch Donovan's Scott Mitchell and Minogue's Charlene Robinson tie the knot in episode 523, aired in 1987

TV history: Two million Australians and almost 20 million viewers in Britain tuned in to watch Donovan's Scott Mitchell and Minogue's Charlene Robinson tie the knot in episode 523, aired in 1987

TV history: Two million Australians and almost 20 million viewers in Britain tuned in to watch Donovan’s Scott Mitchell and Minogue’s Charlene Robinson tie the knot in episode 523, aired in 1987

The wedding scene, complete with Minogue’s lacy dress, coral-coloured bridesmaids’ outfits, and Donovan’s mullet, became a touchstone of ’80s television in Australia.

It also launched Minogue’s international career, with her first hit song Locomotion released just weeks after it aired.

It was announced on Twitter in March that production would be ceasing on the long-running soap due to funding issues. 

They wrote: ‘We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June,’ they wrote. 

‘Following the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK and despite an extensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no option but to rest the show.

Devastating: It was announced on Twitter in March that production would be ceasing on the long-running soap due to funding issues

Devastating: It was announced on Twitter in March that production would be ceasing on the long-running soap due to funding issues

Devastating: It was announced on Twitter in March that production would be ceasing on the long-running soap due to funding issues

‘To our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team. 

‘We thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high. From here on, we are celebrating Neighbours.’

Kylie rushed to show her gratitude to the show, saying she was ‘forever grateful for the experience’.

The singer wrote: ‘I’ll be forever grateful for the experience & the friends I made on @neighbours. 

‘We had no idea how big the show would become and how passionately viewers would take it to heart. Pure love! I can still hear Madge calling … CHARLENE!!!’

Network 10 also addressed the end of the series in a statement to Australian media, admitting it had been a ‘difficult decision’.

‘Today, Fremantle confirmed that Neighbours will cease production in June, after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes,’ a network spokesperson announced.

‘This difficult decision came after the search for an alternative UK broadcast partner proved unsuccessful.’

All over: 'A much-loved stalwart of our program schedule for over 35 years it has been a staple of Australian television drama, and Australian cultural exports,' Freemantle said

All over: 'A much-loved stalwart of our program schedule for over 35 years it has been a staple of Australian television drama, and Australian cultural exports,' Freemantle said

All over: ‘A much-loved stalwart of our program schedule for over 35 years it has been a staple of Australian television drama, and Australian cultural exports,’ Freemantle said

They added that the series would ‘not air on 10 Peach beyond September 2022’, marking the end of its decades-long run.

‘A much-loved stalwart of our program schedule for over 35 years it has been a staple of Australian television drama, and Australian cultural exports,’ they said.

‘Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, is a cul-de-sac recognised all over the world and has been home to Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Dr Karl and Susan, Dee and Toadie, Aaron and David and many, many more neighbours.

‘Network 10 thanks the cast, crew, all the production team and Fremantle for bringing the perfect blend of soap and sunshine to audiences in Australia and around the world.’

Alongside Kylie and Jason, Neighbours also acted as a base for a multitude of mega-stars, including Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth.

Neighbours’ last ever episode will air in Australia and the UK on Monday, August 1. 

The end: Neighbours' last ever episode will air in Australia and the UK on Monday, August 1

The end: Neighbours' last ever episode will air in Australia and the UK on Monday, August 1

The end: Neighbours’ last ever episode will air in Australia and the UK on Monday, August 1

Source: Daily Mail

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