Kylie Minogue has reacted to the axing of Australian soap, Neighbours, the drama which catapulted her to stardom.
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After the news was confirmed on the soap's Twitter page on Thursday, the pop star expressed her sadness and thanked the show for everything it gave her.
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"We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June," the statement read.
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Kylie, who played feisty teenager Charlene Mitchell, quickly replied: "I'll be forever grateful for the experience & the friends I made on @neighbours. We had no idea how big the show would become and how passionately viewers would take it to heart. Pure love! I can still hear Madge calling … CHARLENE!!!!"
Upon seeing her post, fans rushed to react and many urged her to return to the show with former on-screen and real-life love interest Jason Donovan.
"Please come back ONE LAST TIME @kylieminogue with @JDonOfficial. We need Scott & Charlene back for the FINALE please," one tweet read. Another stated: "We need Charlene and Scott to be in the final episode. They get out of a car and Charlene looks to Scott and says, 'We're Home'."
Kylie starred alongside Jason Donovan
A third person commented: "It would be amazing to see you and @JDonOfficial as Charlene and Scott making an appearance before Neighbours ends. You played such a massive part in making the show the success it is, and it would be so great be be able to relive that one last time." [sic]
On Friday, Jason, 53, responded to the news and remarked: "@neighbours sad news… but a time to celebrate 37 incredible years #grateful."
The future of the Australian soap had been in doubt since Channel 5 announced last month it would be dropping the show from its schedules. Unfortunately, no other broadcaster had been found to air it.
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