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Neighbours cast says goodbye as Australian soap wraps after 37 years of filming

The Neighbours cast posed for a photo on their final day of filming. (Twitter: Neighbours)

Australian soap Neighbours has wrapped filming after 37 years on television at home and abroad.

The show's final day of filming in the fictional Ramsay Street was Friday, June 10.

Neighbours was cancelled this year after Britain's Channel 5 announced it would be dropping the Australian soap from its line-up. 

The show's producers Fremantle Media were unable to secure a replacement broadcaster.

Despite airing on Network Ten in Australia, it is understood the British network contributed towards the majority of the show's production costs.

The final episode will air in Australia and the UK on Monday, August 1.

Neighbours has helped launch the careers of generations of Australian entertainers, from Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce to Margot Robbie and Liam Hemsworth. 

Minogue and on-screen husband Jason Donovan, as well as Pearce, returned to appear in the final Neighbours episode.

Cast members paid tribute to the long-running series on social media as they shared their moments from their last days on set.

Guy Pearce as Mike Young (1986 — 1989)

Guy Pearce shared some behind-the-scenes photos of his return to Ramsay Street earlier this month.

After his stint on Neighbours, Pearce appeared on Australia's other popular soap, Home and Away, and has gone on to have a highly successful acting career.

He is one of Neighbour's biggest success stories and blazed a trail for other Australian actors to move into Hollywood.

Alan Fletcher as Karl Kennedy (1994 — 2022)

Alan Fletcher and his on-screen wife Jackie Woodburne were one of the show's longest-running couples as Dr Karl Kennedy and Susan Kennedy.

They went through a lot of the traditional soap tropes — infidelity, amnesia, an illegitimate child, near-death experiences — but made it through to the end.

"Yesterday was the last day of location for the Kennedy clan. Jackie Woodburne and I have stood under this arch outside 28 Ramsay Street many times over the last 28 years.

"Emotions starting to well up as we finalise filming all together on Friday. Stay tuned. The last episodes are amazing!!!"

Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Izzy Hoyland (2003 — 2007, 2018, 2022)

Izzy Hoyland meant nothing but trouble in Ramsay Street.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte marked "the end of an era" as she returned for the show's finale.

"I feel so honoured to have learnt my craft right here amongst all of you guiding me through.

"And to be asked back to celebrate it, closing this wonderful chapter of television history bringing Izzy back was such a thrill and a moment I will forever cherish. [Love] looking back through the years."

Jason Donovan as Scott Robinson (1985 — 1989)

Jason Donovan shared a series of photographs from his time on the show as well as a sneak peak at the title script page of the 2022 "Scott and Charlene scenes".

Donovan and Minogue's on-screen wedding on July 28, 1987, was one of the biggest moments in Australian television.

It was watched by more than 2 million Australians and almost 20 million people in the UK.

Donovan said the show "brought a sunny slice of Australia into the homes of millions of viewers around the world."

"Personally for me… Apart from all the friendships and memories (even that mullet :) It has provided countless opportunities for talent, across the board, in my native home Australia and for that I'm beyond grateful."

Georgie Stone as Mackenzie Hargreaves (2019 — 2022)

Georgie Stone has only been on Neighbours for three years but she made a huge impact as Mackenzie Hargreaves, the show's first transgender character 

Stone approached the show with the idea of Mackenzie's storyline after being named Young Victorian of the Year in 2017.

Her time on Neighbours is coming to a close with a happy ending — this month on the show, Mackenzie married her partner Hendrix Greyson at Melbourne Zoo.

Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson (1985 — 1993, 2004 — 2022)

Paul Robinson has brought trouble to the not-so-quiet streets of Erinsborough since 1985.

Actor Stefan Dennis shared the moment he entered the studio for the last time to star as the show's long-running troublemaker.

"This is a me entering the studio to play Paul Robinson for the very last time. I thought my very special Norwegian jumper would help keep me happy during this rather melancholy day."

Melissa Bell as Lucy Robinson (1991 — 2022)

Melissa Bell is the third actress to play Lucy Robinson, Paul Robinson's youngest sister, since the character's debut in 1985.

Bell has appeared on Neighbours on-and-off over the past 30 years.

Jacinta Stapleton as Amy Greenwood (1997 — 2000, 2020 — 2022)

Jacinta Stapleton, who has reprised her role as Amy Greenwood across two stints on the show, has just three words for her final day of filming.

Sharing a video of her last hair and make-up session, Stapleton paired the clip with NSYNC's song Bye Bye Bye.

Takaya Honda as David Tanaka (2016 — 2022)

April Rose Pengilly as Chloe Brennan (2018 — 2022)

Ben Hall as Ned Willis (2016 — 2022)

Charlotte Chimes as Nicolette Stone (2020 — 2022)

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