Kylie Minogue has opened out about her first return to Neighbours, calling it a “emotional” experience.
For the first time since 1988, the music queen will reprise her renowned role as Charlene Robinson in Erinsborough.
After 37 years on the air, Neighbours will come to an end in August.
Following Channel 5’s controversial decision to pull the show from their schedules, production company Fremantle acknowledged earlier this year that it has been unable to find another broadcast partner in the UK.
Filming for the final month-long on-air celebration has already begun, with the final episode due to air on August 1.
A slew of show stalwarts are slated to return, including Kylie and co-star Jason Donovan, who played her on-screen husband Scott.
‘Revising her legendary role was delightful and emotional,’ Kylie added. ‘It was quite something driving into Ramsay Street.’
‘First and foremost, where has all that time gone?’ the Spinning Around singer said to Today Extra when asked how it felt to return to Erinsborough. Second, everything appears to be same. Finally, Scott, Charlene, Jane, Harold – it all came back to me!
‘There was a lot of discussion about memories and time travel.’
The reuniting of Kylie and Jason was first revealed earlier this month.
Jason Herbison, the show’s executive producer, then took to Twitter to say that the show was “thrilled” to be welcoming them back.
“It wouldn’t feel right to end the show without Scott and Charlene,” the executive producer said.
‘We are overjoyed that Jason and Kylie have returned home to play a pivotal role in the series finale…
‘For them, for us, and I’m sure for our viewers, it’s been an emotional experience.’
Herbison’s statements were posted alongside two photos that combined to produce a close-up photograph of a Neighbours script, complete with the show’s title, Scott and Charlene’s names, and the location of Ramsay Street.
Neighbours airs on Channel 5 weekdays at 1:45pm and 6pm.