Kylie Minogue admits ‘pressure’ to reprise iconic Neighbors role

Kylie Minogue admitted there was “a lot of pressure” for her to return to Neighbors for the next final.

The long-standing Australian soap is due to end after 37 years in Augustwith Kylie reprising her role as Charlene Robinson alongside her on-screen husband Jason Donovan (Scott) after their last appearances over three decades ago.

speaking on Late Night with Seth Meyersthe pop icon opened up about her first role on the show and her subsequent success.

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“I had this role in Neighbors, that was in 1986,” she recalls. “So I was only on the show for two and a half years. But it just exploded – England went crazy about it. So it’s been with me ever since and it’s been a big part of how I got into the music industry.

“The show was playing twice a day, and people were sleeping at school, they changed office hours.”

Kylie then added, “They’re ending the show, and there was a lot of pressure for me to come back, so I shot my scenes in Australia.”

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The star also opened up about the return of former star Guy Pearce (Mike Young), revealing that “he also just filmed his little comeback, so we’re all going to cry.”

A few weeks ago, Kylie explained his reasons for returning to Ramsay Streetnarrative Charm: “It’s just thank you [you] to loyal fans who still remember those early years of the show.”

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Show Boss Jason Herbison Previously Revealed how easy it was to get Kylie and Jason on boardadmitting interior soap it “needed very little persuasion – they both enjoy the show and the special role it has played in their careers”.

“It’s a great show of respect for Neighbors, and I was thrilled when they said yes. It didn’t feel right to finish the show without them,” he added.

Neighbors airs weekdays at 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Channel 5 and airs on My5. In Australia, the show airs Monday to Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.

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