Neighbours cast and crew take a group photo as final scene is filmed

The actors and crew took a group photo as they bid goodbye to Ramsay Street – but there were a couple of notable absences.

The cast of Neighbours took one final bow today as they filmed their final scene, closing a curtain on the soap after 37 years.

The actors and crew took a group photo as they bid goodbye to Ramsay Street – but there were a couple of notable absences.

Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue – who played Scott and Charlene Robinson back in the 1980s – are set to appear in the final episode, but neither could be seen in the shot.

Their wedding in 1987 is perhaps the most iconic moment in Neighbours’ long history, with millions in the UK and Australia tuning in to watch the golden couple tie the knot.

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More recent fan favourites such as stalwarts Karl and Susan Kennedy, Toadfish Rebecchi and Paul Robinson did take part in the group snap.

Ryan Mallony, who plays Toady, told 10 News: “Bit sad this morning, really excited. Everyone is really excited, you take two seconds, you look at someone and you burst into tears.”

Alan Fletcher, who plays Dr Karl Kennedy, added: “Obviously enormous sadness for the show to finish but also a sense of deep, deep gratitude. To be given an opportunity like this, 28 years in a wonderful role it’s been epic.”

The final episodes are expected to air in August.

Fremantle Media, which makes Neighbours, revealed the show was coming to an end back in March.

“Following the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK and despite an extensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no option but to rest the show,” it said.

“To our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team. We thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high. From here on, we are celebrating Neighbours.”

Neighbours draws around 1.5 million UK viewers daily, and up to 170,000 metro viewers in Australia.

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