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Neighbours icon Madge Bishop set for return as a ghost 21 years after death

Neighbours icon Madge Bishop is set to return for the soap's finale - despite the character dying 21 years ago.

The Ramsay Street legend will reappear as a ghost alongside a number of the show's biggest stars, it has been reported.

Others set for a huge comeback include Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Margot Robbie and Delta Goodrem.

Anne Charleston, who played Madge, will be back on Neighbours alongside her former co-star Ian Smith, who played husband Harold.

Madge Bishop is set to return for the Neighbours' finale (Handout)

Madge's death back in 2001 left fans devastated as she died from pancreatic cancer - leaving Harold heartbroken.

Anne, 79, was said to have been spotted on set, with actress Lucinda Cowden telling Inside Soap: "I bumped into her and it was amazing.”

While a source told The Sun : "There was no-way that someone as iconic and legendary as Madge wasn’t going to be seen in the soap’s final ever episode."

Margot Robbie will be making a comeback (Getty Images)
Delta Goodrem will be returning (Getty Images)

They added that fans will get "goosebumps" over her scenes as it is "magical".

It comes after The Mirror revealed that A-Lister Margot Robbie and singer Delta Goodrem would be returning as Donna Freedman and Nina Tucker in the soap.

Margot's scenes famously included a same-sex kiss and the actress, married to British film producer Tom Ackerley, 32, hailed the show as “brilliant training”.

Kylie and Jason have been filming on the soap (ST/LFI)
Their wedding was watched by millions (AFP)

Delta's hit from the show – Born to Try – made it to No1. Kylie and Jason’s 1989 Neighbours hit – Especially for You – is being re-released next week to mark the end of the show’s 37-year run.

The final episode will also feature Ramsay Street favourites Jesse Spencer, 43, Kym Valentine, 45, Alan Fletcher, 65, Jackie Woodburne, 66, and Carla Bonner, 49.

Jason Herbison, Neighbours’ executive producer, said: “We are beyond excited and feel very humbled that so many favourite characters are here with us – and there are more surprises to come on the final night next week!”

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