Neighbours

Kylie Minogue admits ‘there were tears’ during Neighbours finale cameo

Kylie Minogue has spilled on her Neighbours cameo, just one day after the show’s EP set the record straight about an odd finale detail.

Kylie Minogue has lifted the lid on her Neighbours finale cameo, admitting “there were tears” during her highly-anticipated return to the show.

The pop superstar, who is arguably Ramsay Street’s most successful export, shared a sweet album on Instagram showcasing her time on the long-running soap, which included an image of her character alongside on-screen husband Scott (played by Jason Donovan) in the final episode.

“Yep, there were tears! Congratulations to the @neighbours team for the heart-warming and celebratory finale. You’ll be in my heart always!!!” Minogue, 54, wrote in the caption.

Minogue’s emotional tribute comes just a day after it was finally revealed why she and co-star Donovan were practically mute during their cameo in the 90-minute nostalgia-filled finale last week.

They had just a handful of lines, with Minogue uttering just five words: “Home, sweet home”, “Jane!” and “Harold!”

Their brief return as beloved on-screen couple Charlene and Scott seemed even more flimsy when compared with Guy Pearce’s return to the soap, which became a major finale storyline.

On Wednesday, Neighbours’ executive producer Jason Herbison finally responded to fans’ confusion, telling TV Tonight that it all boiled down to timing – and that the pair’s top-secret filming was completed before the rest of the episode.

“Our discussions with Jason (Donovan) and Kylie were always about making a small appearance,” he told the website.

“They didn’t want to overshadow the current cast or make the finale about them. We also filmed their scenes before I’d written the episode, so whatever we filmed had to fit in with that. I hate to see Kylie copping any criticism – she was nothing short of amazing on the day.”

Last week’s finale saw original stars Minogue, Donovan and Pearce return alongside a host of other fan favourites, including Margot Robbie, Holly Valance and Natalie Imbruglia.

Neighbours actress Christie Whelan revealed that while Robbie’s scenes had to be filmed in Los Angeles, she made a very sweet gesture to her fellow castmates to honour the occasion.

The actress sent 37 bottles of champagne to the Melbourne set so the entire cast and crew could toast the show when filming wrapped.

Almost 900,0000 Aussies tuned in to the tear-jerking final episode of Neighbours last week.

After 37 years on our screens, the soap came to a close as 873,000 watched on across the five metro capital cities, according to ratings published on TV Tonight.