After 37 years on screen, Neighbours filmed its final ever episode last week, and the cast of Celebrity Gogglebox reacted to a TV news item about the end of production and shared their memories of the iconic Australian soap on tonight’s (June 17) episode of Celebrity Gogglebox.
After singing the theme song, our celebrity TV viewers discussed their favourite episodes, including the wedding between Kylie Minogue’s Charlene and Jason Donovan’s Scott, which was watched by 20 million people back in the day.
Denise Van Outen and Duncan James were taken aback when they saw excerpts from the wedding, Charlene and Scott’s first meeting, and a video of them frolicking on the beach on the news report.“Is that Jason Donovan in his Speedos?” says the narrator. Denise inquired, as Duncan remarked, “You can see his bulge.”
Denise, of course, starred in Neighbours as Prue Wallace, the mother of Harlow Robinson (played by Jason’s real-life daughter Jemma).
Before being killed by Finn Kelly, she appears in over a dozen episodes in 2019 and 2020. While the majority of the celebrities expressed their love for Neighbours, with Joanna Lumley and Gyles Brandreth revealing that they plan to binge-watch classic episodes, comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont admitted that they were relieved the show was no longer on air because no one they knew watched it. These are their words, not ours.