Kylie Minogue has opened up about returning to the Ramsay Street set after more than 30 years, three weeks after announcing her role in the final episode of Neighbours.
When asked if she was excited to resume her role as Charlene Robinson by Today reporter Brooke Boney, Kylie acknowledged she was unsure at first.
“I was like, ‘well maybe, I don’t know, I don’t know if that makes any sense,'” she admitted, however she eventually agreed to participate in the finale.
Jason Donovan, who played Kylie’s on-screen spouse Scott, is still “in touch” with Kylie.
“Jason thought this could be a really wonderful occasion to ‘buckle the buckle,’ as one of my ex-boyfriends would say… to say thank you,” she joked.
Returning to the Neighbours set in Melbourne was “beautiful and emotional,” according to the pop sensation.
“It was definitely an experience driving down Ramsay Street. “First and foremost, where has all that time gone?” she exclaimed.
“Second, everything appears to be same. Finally, seeing Scott, Charlene, Jane, and Harold brought back a flood of memories. There was a lot of discussion regarding memories and time travel.”
Kylie and Jason will return for the last send-off episode, according to Neighbours executive producer Jason Herbison.
“The ideal Neighbours couple,” he remarked, “and it wouldn’t feel right to close the show without them.”
He tweeted, “We are happy that Jason and Kylie have returned home to play a very special part in our season finale.”
It’s been a “emotional journey for them and us, and I’m sure it will be for our viewers,” according to Jason.
Fans were enthralled when Kylie and Jason shared a mysterious look of their scripts on their Instagram profiles.
Kylie reacted to allegations that the world was saying goodbye to the programme on Twitter in March.
“I’ll be eternally grateful for the opportunity and the friends I gained on Neighbours.
“We had no clue how popular the show would become or how deeply people would feel about it.”
Jason also issued the following statement: “I believe it is past time to commemorate Neighbours.
“To be honest, it has kept my family employed for a long period,” he remarked. “My daughter is currently enrolled, and my father was formerly enrolled. I believe we should be grateful for what Australia has provided us in terms of performers, producers, writers, and directors.”
The show was cancelled because a significant broadcast partner in the United Kingdom dropped it from their schedule.
They disclosed on their official Twitter, “Despite a thorough search for alternate funding, we have no choice but to put the concert on hold.
“We regret to inform you that after over 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes, we must confirm that Neighbours will end production in June.
“We are deeply disappointed to announce that after over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes broadcast, we must confirm that Neighbours will end production in June,” read a statement.
“This is a great disappointment for our amazing, dedicated fans, as well as for all of us on the team. We appreciate all of your messages and support, and we pledge to end the programme on a positive note.
“From now on, we’re going to be celebrating Neighbours.”