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Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’ plans star-studded finale

MELBOURNE – Crowds of die-hard fans braved the wet winter weather in central Melbourne on Thursday to watch the star-studded finale of the 37-year run of Australian soap Neighbors outdoors.

Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance are among the celebrities who have returned to fictional Ramsay Street to appear in the send-off of the Melbourne-based drama that helped launch their careers in acting and music.

Robbie, Imbruglia and Valance made remote video appearances.

Some of the more well-known actors who have appeared on “Neighbors” since it began in 1985, but weren’t part of the 90-minute finale, include Oscar winner Russell Crowe and Hemsworth brothers Chris, Luke and Liam.

The show was once a big hit in Australia and a bigger hit in Britain, but fell victim to declining ratings.

Fan Riya Patel arrived two hours before the broadcast began at 7.30pm local time at a brigantine screen in Melbourne’s Federation Square to secure a front-row bean bag, despite rain and a temperature of 9 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit). ).

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More than 100 fans attended, many wrapped in blankets.

Patel started watching “Neighbours” after moving to Melbourne from India in 2018 and had since streamed episodes until 2012. He said he would miss the nightly adventures of the Ramsay Street neighbours.

“I definitely don’t know what I’m going to do at 6:30 p.m. It’s going to be automatic to go in front of the TV,” Patel said.

The show announced its cancellation in March following the loss of its main UK broadcast partner, Channel 5.

Channel 5 will broadcast the latest episode in Britain on Friday.

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Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’ plans star-studded finale

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