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Neighbours child star Scarlett Anderson’s touching tribute to show ending: ‘Never forget’

Scarlett Anderson, a star of Neighbours, debuted on the programme at the age of six months and has since been a fan favourite. On her social media page, Scarlett pondered on her memories and paid a heartfelt homage ahead of the show’s grand finale in a few weeks.

Ryan Moloney’s character Jarod “Toadfish” Rebecchi and Sonya Rebecchi’s daughter Nell was played by Scarlett (Eve Morey).

After Sonya saw a picture of former Ramsay Street resident Nell Mangel (Vivian Gray), she was given that name.

Scarlett has been a member of the family since since her first appearance in the series in 2013, despite the fact that she is merely a minor role.

A video of Scarlett discussing her favourite aspects of the show with John Taylor (Hugo Rebecchi) was shared on the Neighbours Twitter account.

“I just want them to know I’m never going to forget them,” the caption read.

Scarlett made her #Neighbours debut when she was just 6 weeks old, and John would follow years later at the age of 9 months. We are definitely celebrating our neighbours because of these two.

When asked what about Neighbours she would miss the most, she sighed, “The vibe where everyone’s just coming here on set and filming, and we’re all having a wonderful time.”

“John and I have both pretty much grown up watching this show. Though it makes me sad that it will be coming to an end, I adore thinking about how… I should be appreciative of how it ever got started and glad that I had a great time.

She expressed gratitude to the other actors and gushed, “They were really lovely and helpful to me when I was little and whatnot because I sort of screwed up on my lines a bit, but they always had me and whispered the words to me, or gave me a wonderful cue.”

And I simply want them to know that they are in my thoughts constantly.

When asked which of the nine years she was on the programme had her favourite parts, she said, “I believe when I was about, like, five or six and I performed a scene where I had to – I took Susan’s prescription and then I pretended to faint and go in hospital.

“When I see it, it’s kind of spooky, and I kind of forget about that, like, how long that’s been — and also the one when we pretended I was newly born, that’s a really wonderful scene too, and a sad one,” the author said.

The final episode will premiere on Friday, July 29 in the UK and the day before in Australia. Filming for the show has officially come to an end.

It was reported back in March that Channel 5 would no longer be airing the soap after 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes.

“We are so sorry to say that after almost 37 years and around 9000 episodes broadcast, we have to declare that Neighbours will cease production in June,” the official page of the show wrote in a post on Instagram.

“We have no choice but to put the show on hold in light of the loss of our important broadcast partner in the UK and despite a thorough hunt for alternative funding.

We acknowledge that this is a great disappointment for our wonderful, devoted fans as well as for the entire team.

“We appreciate all of your expressions of support and pledge to end the programme with a bang. We will now be honouring our neighbours.

With Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue returning to the programme as Scott and Charlene, it’s sure to end on a high note.

“Scott and Charlene are the quintessential Neighbours pair, and it would not feel right to end the programme without them,” said Jason Herbison, producer of Neighbours.

“Jason and Kylie’s return home to take part in a very unique way in our series finale has us ecstatic. They, we, and I am certain that our viewers have all had an emotional experience.

Weekly episodes of Neighbours air at 1.45 and 6 o’clock on Channel 5 and online at My5.

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