Neighbours star Rob Mills hints at mystery return for Finn

“There were cheers, there were tears.”

Neighbours star Rob Mills has hinted that fans could be about to see a mystery return for his character Finn Kelly in the final ever episode of the soap.

Speaking as part of an interview on Australian talk show Studio 10, the actor teased that he was on the Neighbours set when they filmed the final ever scene, suggesting that Finn Kelly could be returning in some form before the end of the soap.

“So you were down there yesterday, you shot the last scenes, what happened?” Mills was asked by the talk show hosts.

“Yeah we shot the scenes,” Mills teased. “I am absolutely sworn to secrecy […] but I can say it ends very heartfelt, it ends very beautifully.”

Presenter Sarah Harris then asked Mills if it was difficult to be on set during the filming of the final scene, with Mills replying that it was, especially as some of the crew have worked on the soap for so long.

“There was a celebration with all the crew, some of the crew have been working there for 30, 40 years some of them,” he noted.

“Everyone came out for a big photo, we had a big drone show. There were cheers, there were tears.”

While Finn Kelly was killed on-screen in 2020, the actor previously reprised his role last year when he appeared as a vision after Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) used a visualisation technique in order to come to terms with the ordeal she had endured at Finn’s hands.

There’s no word yet on how Finn Kelly could be making another on-screen return but if he does appear in the final episode he won’t be the only familiar face as the soap has already confirmed that its final episode is set to feature 23 returning characters from Neighbours past and present.

“Whether the eighties, nineties, naughties or teens is your favourite decade, we will be delivering something for everyone as Neighbours draws to a close,” executive producer Jason Herbison shared in a statement.

“Alongside the current cast we will be celebrating the most memorable characters from across many eras, with a few surprises up our sleeve.”

Neighbours will come to an end in early August after 37 years on the air. Channel 5 became its home in the UK after it left the BBC in 2008.

Although the soap has filmed its final scene, production on Neighbours isn’t set to come to an official end until Friday (June 10) as scenes are not filmed in order.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.