Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan have officially reunited, sharing photos of their time behind the scenes of the forthcoming Neighbours finale. Minogue shared the images on social media yesterday (11th July), just a matter of days before the long-running Australian soap broadcasts its final episode.
The images were captioned with the words, “Now we’re back together”, echoing the chorus of Minogue and Donovan’s 1988 duet single, ‘Especially For You’, which peaked at #2 on the Australian charts.
Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan – ‘Especially For You’
The pair’s reunion on Neighbours is one of the most talked-about television events of recent times. Famously, both Minogue and Donovan got their respective starts on the show in the mid 1980s as Charlene Mitchell and Scott Robinson, respectively.
Their 1987 wedding was one of the most-watched episodes of an Australian television series, with two million local viewers tuning in and almost 20 million viewers watching the episode in the UK over a year later. Ultimately, Minogue would leave the series in 1988 to pursue a music career, with Donovan following suit the following year.
— Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue) July 11, 2022
Since their departures, both Minogue and Donovan have discussed returns to the series but have not made any appearances in subsequent episodes. With Neighbours set to broadcast its final episode on Thursday, 28th July, the pair have finally made their long-awaited return, though specific details regarding the plot of the final episode remain unknown.
“Scott and Charlene are the ultimate Neighbours couple and it would not feel right to end the show without them,” executive producer Jason Herbison said in May. “We are thrilled that Jason and Kylie have come home to play a very special part in our series finale. It has been an emotional experience for them, for us and I’m sure it will be for our viewers.”