Neighbours followers have been left in shock on Thursday when it was revealed the present is returning subsequent yr.
The beloved cleaning soap got here to an finish in July after 37 years, with the final episode airing on Channel 5 – and in a shock announcement on Thursday, Amazon Freevee and Fremantle revealed the present might be returning.
A brand new collection will start filming in Australia subsequent yr and can see the likes of Stefan Dennis, [Paul Robinson] Alan Fletcher, [Dr Karl Kennedy], Ryan Moloney, [Toadfish] and Jackie Woodburne, [Susan Kennedy], returning to reprise their main roles.
UK followers acquired to see the final installment in July – that includes the return of Kylie Minogue Jason Donovan and Man Pearce with Australian followers tuning within the day earlier than.
And whereas the prolonged particular was successful over right here, down beneath it was a runaway success, with the episode profitable the tv scores for the primary time in additional than a decade.
Within the years for the reason that a few of the cleaning soap’s most beloved actors made their debut on the present, a lot has modified.
So the place are all of the beloved stars of the enduring collection now?
Reminiscences: The celebs of Neighbours: The place are they now? MailOnline catches up with the cleaning soap’s most beloved actors because it’s revealed the present has been saved by Amazon Freevee
Ian Smith – Harold Bishop
Fame: As Harold Bishop, Ian Smith grew to become one of many present’s most legendary characters. He appeared as Madge’s (Anne Charleston) husband. Pictured collectively on Neighbours
As Harold Bishop, Ian Smith, 83, grew to become one of many present’s most legendary characters.
Ian first appeared on the present between 1987 and 1991, returning between 1996 and 2009, once more in 2011, and 2015.
He was there from day one and his relationship with Madge Bishop was a spotlight of quite a few plots whereas his friendship with Lou, who nicknamed him ‘jelly stomach’, usually added comedy to the present.
He was infamously killed off in 1991 – or so we thought – as he then made a miraculous return to seem within the present on and off from the Nineties till 2015.
Return: He was infamously killed off in 1991 – or so we thought – as he then made a miraculous return to seem within the present on and off from the Nineties till 2015. Pictured lately
Talking on Community 10’s Studio 10 in 2018, the much-loved character admitted that he wished he would have stop the collection sooner.
Whereas attempting to department exterior of his character into different performing roles, the star stated he was turned down from numerous alternatives due to his long-standing affiliation to Harold.
The well-known face stated that in an audition for a wholly dissimilar position, he was instructed: ‘Oh you have been Harold. You could not probably be a murdering paedophile.’
Enjoyable character: Ian, pictured with co-star Tom Oliver as Lou Carpenter, have added comedy to the cleaning soap over the many years
Again! When requested about his dream position, Ian admitted to eager to play one as far-off from Harold as doable – however he did return for the finale in July (second from left)
Following a collection of makes an attempt, Ian determined that he had had sufficient and wished to retire the position.
He went on to star in Blue Heelers in 1994, Underbelly in 2010, and most lately appeared in Tips on how to Keep Married in 2021.
When requested about his dream position, Ian admitted to eager to play one as far-off from Harold as doable.
Whereas he stated he nonetheless loves Harold, he expressed the significance of venturing past these constricted territories for himself as an actor.
‘I wish to go as removed from Harold as I can, to not show it to different individuals, however to show it to myself,’ he defined.
Nonetheless, he did return to the present finale in July alongside a bunch of different fan favourites.
Daniel MacPherson – Joel Samuels
Profession: After leaving the cleaning soap in 2002, Daniel MacPherson (pictured on Neighbours) went on to star on The Invoice as PC Cameron Tait between 2003 and 2004
After leaving the cleaning soap in 2002, Daniel MacPherson, 42, went on to star on The Invoice as PC Cameron Tait between 2003 and 2004.
His subsequent main TV position was on Metropolis Murder as Simon Joyner between 2007 and 2010, earlier than he moved onto Wild Boys in 2011.
Extra lately, he has had roles on TV reveals Unhealthy Moms, Strike Again as Sgt. Samuel Wyatt between 2017 and 2020 and Basis in 2021.
Endings: He cut up from his actress spouse Zoe Ventoura (proper) again in December 2020
He additionally this yr landed a task in Poker Face, the Russell Crowe directed movie.
Daniel stated he is now based mostly again in Australia, in his hometown of Cronulla, NSW and has been specializing in fatherhood amid the pandemic.
‘I am simply loving fatherhood,’ he stated of elevating son Austin, two.
He cut up from his actress spouse Zoe Ventoura again in December 2020.
‘Zoe and I are co-parenting and we’re actually good, she’s a implausible mom,’ he added.
Child love: Daniel stated he is now based mostly again in Australia, in his hometown of Cronulla, NSW and has been specializing in fatherhood amid the pandemic
New look: There have lately been rumours he’s being thought of to be the subsequent Bachelor following his cut up with Zoe. Pictured with son Axel
There have lately been rumours he’s being thought of to be the subsequent Bachelor following his cut up with Zoe.
In keeping with New Concept journal, the actor is ‘formally on the highest of The Bachelor want listing’ for producers ‘who’re on the hunt for an enormous title this yr’.
‘They need somebody that’s immediately identifiable and well-known,’ a supply instructed the publication.
‘Daniel is a first-rate candidate… everybody loves him. He has huge enchantment.’
Kylie Minogue – Charlene Robinson
Keep in mind that? The marriage of Scott (Jason Donovan) and Charlene (Kylie Minogue) is likely one of the best-loved moments from Neighbours historical past. Pictured on Neighbours
Pint-sized songstress Kylie Minogue is arguably the present’s most well-known export after discovering worldwide fame as a singer when she left the cleaning soap.
She initially gained hearts along with her on-screen romance with Scott Robinson, performed by Jason Donovan.
The Kylie and Jason public obsession reached fever pitch when the couple acquired collectively in actual life they usually had successful report collectively, Particularly For You.
However superstardom beckoned for Kylie, now 53, as she loved hit after hit on the music charts.
Dwelling candy residence: Kylie revealed final yr that she was leaving London after 30 years to return to Melbourne after spending time there in the course of the pandemic. Pictured lately
Kylie lately relocated to her residence metropolis of Melbourne, Australia, after dwelling within the UK for greater than three many years.
The previously London-based singer is believed to have quietly arrived again in Australia on the finish of January.
Kylie revealed she was leaving the British capital after 30 years to return to Melbourne after spending time there in the course of the pandemic.
When requested in October about rumours she was returning to her residence nation completely, Kylie confirmed it to BBC 2 radio.
Making a transfer: Her boyfriend, Paul Solomons (proper), will not be becoming a member of her however they intend to proceed a long-distance relationship
‘It’s true, I might be basing myself in Australia,’ she stated. ‘I am unable to imagine the response it is had. I’ve had pals name me.’ I spent numerous time with my household this yr in Australia and it felt actually good… I have been speaking about that for some time.’
Kylie reassured Brits she ‘will not be a stranger’ and can nonetheless go to frequently. ‘In fact I’ve lived right here for 30 years. I am all the time going to be again,’ she stated.
Kylie instructed pals she wished to stay nearer to her household, together with her mother and father Carol and Ron, siblings Brendan and Dannii and nephew Ethan.
Her boyfriend, journal govt Paul Solomons, will not be becoming a member of her in Australia, however they intend to proceed a long-distance relationship.
Jason Donovan – Scott Robinson
Legends: Like his on-screen spouse Kylie, Jason Donovan left the cleaning soap to pursue a pop profession. Pictured on Neighbours
Like his on-screen spouse Kylie, Jason Donovan left the cleaning soap to pursue a pop profession and whereas he might not have been fairly so fortunate along with his recording profession he too topped the charts within the Eighties.
He’s starred in stage productions similar to Joseph and the Wonderful Technicolour Dreamcoat and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.
The actor hit a tough patch attributable to alcohol and drug abuse, struggling a cocaine-induced seizure at Kate Moss’s 21 party in 1995.
Busy: The actor has an everyday DJ gig on Coronary heart FM. Pictured in 2022
However he has since regained a picture befitting of his alter Neighbour’s ego Scott Robinson with an everyday DJ gig on Coronary heart FM.
And final yr, he made his pantomime debut in Goldilocks and the Three Bears on the Birmingham Hippodrome.
A yr in the past, Jason revealed he would not ‘nonetheless be standing’ at present with out his long-term spouse Angela Malloch.
In a candid interview, the singer – who as soon as dated his Neighbours co-star Kylie Minogue – gushed over his spouse of over 13 years as he admitted that she ‘saved’ him from cocaine habit.
‘She saved me’: Jason beforehand revealed that he would not ‘nonetheless be standing’ at present with out his spouse Angela, who saved him from cocaine habit. Pictured in 2018
He instructed The Mirror: ‘Had it not been for her [Angela], I doubt I would nonetheless be standing. She was my saving grace and set to turn out to be the actual love of my life.’
Jason went on to elucidate that he believes Angela was despatched to him ‘for a motive’, after the pair met in 1998 whereas Jason was starring within the Rocky Horror Present UK tour.
He continued: ‘Ange gave me my life again, made me see what love actually was and to the day I die I might be grateful to her for that.’
The smitten couple tied the knot in 2008 and share three youngsters collectively – Jemma, 21, Zac, 20, and Molly, ten.
Peter O’Brien – Shane Ramsay
Laborious at work: After leaving Neighbours all the best way again in 1987, Peter O’Brien has had an in depth performing profession with new gigs lined up with out pause. Pictured on the cleaning soap
After leaving Neighbours all the best way again in 1987, Peter O’Brien, 62, has had an in depth performing profession with new gigs lined up with out pause.
He gained hearts on one other cleaning soap, The Flying Docs, the place he performed Sam Patterson between 1987 and 1991.
He labored steadily by the Nineteen Nineties, including notches to his belt with roles similar to Cameron Roberts in Queer as Folks and Steve Elliot in Halifax f.p.
Wow: Peter took on Hollywood, with a task as John Howlett in motion blockbuster X-Males Origins: Wolverine in 2009. Pictured in 2018
One other iconic Australian cleaning soap opera following along with his position on Water Rats as Matthew Grierson between 1997 and 2001.
Subsequent was White Collar Blue as Det. Joe Hill between 2002 and 2003, earlier than he performed DI Peter Cavanaugh on The Invoice in 2004.
Roles on Blue Heelers, Casualty, Metropolis Murder and All Saints rounded out his spectacular resume.
Wed: He tied the knot with fellow actor and Lord of the Rings star Miranda Otto, 54, in 2003 after assembly throughout a manufacturing of the Ibsen play A Doll’s Home. Pictured in 2009
Peter then took on Hollywood, with a task as John Howlett in motion blockbuster X-Males Origins: Wolverine in 2009.
In newer years, he has landed gigs within the TV collection Tidelands in 2018, The OA in 2019 and Wentworth in 2020.
In 2022, he has simply accomplished work on the miniseries Darby and Joan and the TV collection Gray Nomads.
Stars: They lately combined enterprise with household, working collectively on the collection The Uncommon Suspects in 2021 (pictured)
Enjoyable pair! Miranda (pictured on set) stated ‘we do not do boring married couple stuff’
Peter tied the knot with fellow actor and Lord of the Rings star Miranda Otto, 54, in 2003 after assembly throughout a manufacturing of the Ibsen play A Doll’s Home.
The pair welcomed daughter Darcey into the world in 2005.
They lately combined enterprise with household, working collectively on the collection The Uncommon Suspects in 2021 with Miranda joking that the pair, ‘do not do boring married couple stuff’.
Mark Little – Joe Mangel
A lot liked: After starring on Neighbours between 1988 and 2005, Mark Little continued to work sporadically as a tv actor. The star is pictured in his Neighbours heyday in 1994
After starring on Neighbours between 1988 and 2005, Mark Little, 62, continued to work sporadically as a tv actor.
He performed Gary Forrester on Casualty in 2008 and landed a task as TV host Darryl Somers within the 2010 collection Whites.
Mark additionally had an enormous display position in as Rupert Guinness in The Program, directed by Stephen Frears, in 2015.
Modifications: Mark shocked followers along with his astonishing transformation after he was introduced as a star for Dancing On Ice in 2018 (pictured)
Completely different: The Australian actor was barely-recognisable from his Nineties look
He’s moreover made his mark on the London stage, starring in Defending the Caveman, and directing A Stretch of the Creativeness.
In 2017 he starred within the pantomime manufacturing of Jack and the Beanstalk and most lately had a task at Middlesbrough Little Theatre in a manufacturing of Peter Pan.
Mark shocked followers along with his astonishing transformation after he was introduced as a star for Dancing On Ice in 2018.
The Australian actor was barely-recognisable from his Nineties look.
Spouse: Mark is married to Cath Farr (pictured collectively in 2015) they usually have two youngsters
The daddy-of-two was embroiled in controversy on the present, when a stripper who claimed he despatched her tons of of racy messages.
Mannequin Anne Whyte claimed the star, who’s married to Cath Farr, despatched her a collection of suggestive WhatsApp messages after she contacted him on-line.
A spokesperson for Mark stated of the daring claims: ‘The character of those messages has been utterly misconstrued and it’s disappointing they’re being utilized in an effort to mischaracterise Mark.’
Mark and his dance companion have been the primary couple voted off the present.
Paul Keane: Desmond Kingsley ‘Des’ Clarke
Previous: Following a stint on Neighbours between 1985 and 1990, Paul Keane starred in a handful of movies earlier than dropping out of performing. Pictured with Elaine Smith on Neighbours
Following a stint on Neighbours between 1985 and 1990, Paul Keane, 64, starred in a handful of movies earlier than dropping out of performing.
He labored in a pub for a time, whereas scuffling with habit and anxiousness for over a decade.
After being written out of the present following 5 years on Ramsay Avenue, Paul’s life started to spiral uncontrolled.
Paul self-medicated with alcohol, painkillers and amphetamines which resulted in despair, dropping his residence and dropping his companion.
Laborious: He labored in a pub for a time, whereas scuffling with habit and anxiousness for over a decade. Paul reprised his position as Des for the thirty fifth anniversary particular in March 2020
He tried suicide and cashed in his superannuation when he grew to become too sick to work.
His downward spiral was halted when, in 2006, he noticed a psychiatrist who identified him with a psychological sickness.
The instructed The Herald Solar in 2015: ‘I have been to hell. I have been in hospitals which might be like horror tales, however I survived.’
On the time, he instructed the newspaper he was nonetheless too fragile to return to performing.
‘It hasn’t been all beers and skittles for me since leaving the present,’ he stated. ‘I’ve had numerous issues.
‘It hasn’t been all beers and skittles for me since leaving the present,’ he stated. ‘I’ve had numerous issues.’ Pictured on the present
‘It is solely years and years later that I’ve realised that I used to be scuffling with psychological well being points, with anxiousness problems and despair.’
He reprised his position as Des for the thirty fifth anniversary particular in March 2020, making a quick return to Ramsay Avenue in a plotline involving Sheila Canning, performed by Colette Mann.
Final yr, Paul instructed Digital Spy why he was not returning to Neighbours full time.
‘I stay in Sydney, and Neighbours is filmed in Melbourne. Relocating is ok once you’re younger, however I am getting on a bit! I like the concept of popping again each once in a while for a go to although, that will be actually cool,’ he defined.
Melissa Bell – Lucy Robinson
Soaps: Following her first stint on Neighbours in 1991, Melissa Bell additionally briefly appeared on Dwelling and Away in 1996. Pictured on Neighbours
Following her first stint on Neighbours between 1991 and 1992, Melissa Bell, 49, additionally briefly appeared on Dwelling and Away in 1996.
She went on to have roles in Water Rats, The Venus Manufacturing unit and the comedy collection Housos vs. Authority in 2012.
Melissa returned to Neighbours a number of occasions – in 1993, 1995, 2005, and between 2013 and 2016.
Again: The actress reprised her position as Lucy Robinson for 2020’s thirty fifth anniversary particular. Pictured lately
The actress as soon as extra reprised her position as Lucy Robinson for 2020’s thirty fifth anniversary particular.
That yr, whereas talking to the Courier Mail, she revealed she went by quite a few beauty surgical procedure procedures over a interval of 20 years.
Melissa, who joined Channel 10’s cleaning soap Neighbours at age 19, admitted of her beauty enhancements: ‘As soon as I began, it was like a entice.’
Surgical procedure: That yr, whereas talking to the Courier Mail, she revealed she went by quite a few beauty surgical procedure procedures over a interval of 20 years
She added: ‘You begin altering issues and it’s a must to hold going with it in any other case there are extra medical points.’
The cleaning soap star defined she felt there could be ‘problems’ if she didn’t keep her procedures, however she hadn’t considered that when first getting the work finished.
Melissa listed a breast augmentation, liposuction and Botox as a few of the beauty procedures she has had up to now.
New love: Melissa revealed in 2021 that she was set to marry her fiancé Grant Thompson (left)
Talking to Studio 10 in 2014, she revealed she had six procedures over a 20-year interval, which additionally included corrective surgical procedure.
Nonetheless, Melissa now denies the publicised rumours that she had spent greater than $115,000 on surgical procedure, which was first printed in an interview along with her from Lady’s Day in 2014.
In keeping with the publication, her first process was liposuction on her legs when she was 24.
Melissa revealed in 2021 that she was set to marry her fiancé Grant Thompson.
Heartbreaking: Melissa’s late husband Gary Dickinson (left) went right into a coma after a coronary heart assault in late 2015, earlier than dying in February the next yr. Pictured in 2005 in Sydney
She stated she ‘wasn’t in search of love’ when Grant got here into her life, after the loss of life of her husband Gary Dickinson in 2016.
She added that Gary could be blissful for her shifting on along with her life.
Gary went right into a coma after a coronary heart assault in late 2015, earlier than dying in February the next yr. The couple shared three youngsters collectively.
‘I feel he could be blissful for me as a result of Gary was that type of individual and, if the roles have been reversed, I’d need him to search out love once more,’ Melissa instructed New Concept.
‘I do miss him daily and there are nonetheless occasions I’m triggered, however that is okay, and it’s a must to be constructive and suppose, ‘He desires me to maintain going.”
Natalie Bassingthwaighte – Isabelle ‘Izzy’ Hoyland
Villain: Discovering fame on Neighbours in 2003, Natalie Bassingthwaighte stayed on the cleaning soap until 2007. Pictured on the present
Discovering fame on Neighbours in 2003, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, 46, stayed on the cleaning soap until 2007.
She returned to her previous stomping floor to reprise her position as Isabelle ‘Izzy’ Hoyland in 2018.
Natalie went on to have an illustrious profession because the lead singer of profitable 2000s pop group The Rogue Merchants who had chart topping hits similar to Voodoo Youngster.
Sing it: Natalie went on to have an illustrious profession because the lead singer of profitable 2000s pop group The Rogue Merchants. Pictured in 2022
The star did not stop performing both, starring in reveals similar to Underbelly in 2010.
She additionally segued into turning into a tv presenter, fronting So You Suppose You Can Dance for 3 years earlier than turning into a decide on X Issue Australia between 2011 and 2014.
Natalie appeared on actuality collection I am a Celeb…Get Me Out of Right here! Australia in 2017, the place she got here in third.
Return: She returned to her previous stomping floor to reprise her position as Isabelle ‘Izzy’ Hoyland in 2018
In 2020, she stepped away from the highlight and relocated to Byron Bay along with her household.
She instructed WHO journal she felt like she ‘wanted’ to embrace a extra laid-back life-style after spending years dwelling in Melbourne.
‘I would finished a retreat up right here 4 years in the past and simply had this overwhelming feeling that we wanted to maneuver right here. Then, six months earlier than Covid-19 hit, we did it,’ she stated.
Natalie is married to her Rogue Merchants bandmate Cameron McGlinchey they usually share two youngsters, daughter Harper, 10, and son Hendrix, seven.
Making the massive transfer: In 2020, she stepped away from the highlight and relocated to Byron Bay along with her household. Pictured along with her husband, Cameron McGlinchey, and their youngsters, daughter Harper, 10, and son Hendrix, 7
The singer revealed that she and Cameron, 45, attempt to verify they do not tackle an excessive amount of work that can influence their household time.
Most lately, Natalie starred in a stage manufacturing of Alanis Morissette’s hit musical Jagged Little Capsule in 2021.
The pop star flew to New York to start rehearsals for the Australian tour, which premiered in Sydney on the Theatre Royal Sydney in December.
Natalie was solid because the musical’s lead, Mary Jane Healy, a housewife who tries to maintain her household in a useful state whereas she offers with opioid habit and previous trauma.
On stage: Most lately, Natalie starred in a stage manufacturing of Alanis Morissette’s hit musical Jagged Little Capsule in 2021