Inside Neighbours finale before reboot – stars return, wedding drama and reunion

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    Popular Aussie soap Neighbours is returning after it was axed from Channel 5 after 37 years on our screens.

    Fans of the hit soap saw numerous famous and much-loved characters return to the screen for the last ever episode – but now it'll be back with a bang.

    A spokeswoman said: "Production is set to commence in early 2023 with a world premiere slated for the second half of the year."

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    Fremantle boss Jennifer Mullin said: "Neighbours is a unique series with a powerful connection with its fans across the world.

    "We cherish the show and all those who have been part of its incredible story over many decades, so we are thrilled that we have found a new home with Amazon Freevee."

    It was certainly an epic finale, but as it returns to our screens, how did things end on Ramsay Street?

    Scott and Charlene return to Ramsay Street

    The two music and acting legends Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan returned to Ramsay Street for the first time since Kylie's exit in 1988.

    The blonde beauty wore Charlene's iconic overalls when she appeared back on the soap ahead of it coming off air.

    Prior to the last episode Kylie posted a snap and made a sweet reference to her and Jason's iconic hit Especially For You when she captioned the snap: "Now we're back together."

    Jason took on the role of Scott Robinson, while Kylie played Charlene Mitchell 30 years on from Kylie's character moving to Brisbane a year after her on-screen wedding.

    Joel reunites with Toadie ahead of wedding

    Former Ramsay Street heartthrob Joel Samuels – played by 42 year old Daniel MacPherson – came back for the finale.

    Joel was a fixture in Channel 5 soap between 1998 and 2002.

    During his return viewers saw him spring a surprise on best mate Toadie – played by Ryan Moloney – in the form of his presence, days before Toadie gets hitched to Melanie Pearson – played by Lucinda Cowden.

    Mike Young makes a comeback

    Guy Pearce reprised his role of Mike Young and appeared in the final three episodes, which air back-to-back.

    Speaking of his return to the soap, he said: "It is very exciting and surreal at the same time being back on set again, however it feels like coming home. It's where it all started for me professionally."

    Guy's character of Mike reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Jane Harris – which has been 30 years in the making.

    Toadie gets hitched

    The series finale saw much-loved character Toadie get hitched to his love interest Melanie.

    But avid viewers of the Aussie soap will know that Toadie has twigged that Amy Greenwood – played by Jacinta Stapleton – has feelings for him.

    Even though he knows about Amy's feelings, he's determined to wed Melanie, who ends up battling with the past ahead of the big exchange of vows.

    Roxy and Kyle prepare to say goodbye

    Roxy Willis, played by Zima Anderson, and Kyle Canning, played by Chris Milligan, said a final goodbye to Ramsay Street during the finale.

    The much-loved couple have decided to set up a new life together in Darwin, after finding out that they are expecting a baby, despite having a negative pregnancy test.

    Kyle was determined to stay in Erinsborough but after the life-altering news, his mind was changed and he is now dead set on starting a fresh in a new area.

    This all follows news that Channel 5 decided to pull Neighbours from its schedule.

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