Now we're back together': Kylie Minogue brings back the curls as she cosies up to her on and former off screen lover Jason Donovan to film scenes for the final episode of Neighbours

Kylie Minogue and her real-life ex Jason Donovan have finally reunited for their final scenes on Neighbours, sharing some sweet photos on Instagram on Monday. 

The blonde superstar, 54, brought back her iconic curls to reprise her role as Charlene Robinson to star alongside Jason, who plays her husband Scott, for the iconic soap’s final episode.

Minogue captioned images of the pair together on her Instagram account, ‘Now we’re back together’, referencing the show’s theme tune lyrics.

Now we’re back together’: Kylie Minogue brings back the curls as she cosies up to her on and former off screen lover Jason Donovan to film scenes for the final episode of Neighbours

The pint-sized pop star donned her character’s famous mechanic’s overalls for what would be her final appearance on the cancelled series.

Kylie’s appearance comes as the cast filmed their last scenes after the show was axed after 37 years. 

The young couple’s wedding on Neighbours was watched by two million Australians on July 1, 1987. 

Minogue captioned images of the pair together on her Instagram account, ‘Now we’re back together’

A step back in time: Kylie (right) pictured in her famous overalls as Charlene with Jason (centre) and Guy Pearce (left)  – pictured in the 80s

Their union was an even bigger attraction when it aired in the UK a year later, drawing 19.6 million viewers, making it Britain’s third most-watched show of 1988. 

Kylie and Jason, who were dating in real life at the time were household names in both countries, and would each go on to launch music careers in the UK.

Their on-screen relationship began after Scott mistook Charlene for an intruder at his neighbour Madge Ramsay’s house, before eventually learning she was Madge’s daughter.

After getting married, the pair left Erinsborough and moved to Brisbane.

Snap happy: Jason looked delighted to be back in his plaid shirt and with his favourite  former co-star 

Loving their experience: He shared a small video of them laughing and joking around 

Ready for his close-up: He shared a snap of his chuckling mouth as he remained in high spirits

Beaming: While time has moved on, Jason and Kylie still look incredibly youthful 

Kylie quit Neighbours in June 1988, having become the first person to win four Logie Awards in one year and the youngest ever recipient of a Gold Logie.

She went on to launch a phenomenally successful music career, selling more than 80 million albums worldwide.

After leaving Neighbours in 1989, Jason, like Kylie, pursued a pop career and while he may not have been as successful as his on-screen bride, he had a string of hits including Too Many Broken Hearts and Sealed With A Kiss.

Off screen, the couple dated from 1986 to 1989 – famously sharing a night of passion in a Travelodge. 

They were so popular at this time, they even recorded the Christmas Number 1 single Especially For You. 

Jason told the Mirror in 2016: ‘It was an extremely painful parting of the ways and, without a doubt, I took a long time to recover from it. Years, definitely.’ 

Kylie then dated the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. She is now in a romance with British GQ’s Creative Director Paul Solomons and Jason is married to Angela Malloch

‘We struggled to fight back tears’: Neighbours’ Alan Fletcher says the cast found filming their final scenes in the soap ‘overwhelming’ as the show is axed after 37 years

Meanwhile, actor Alan Fletcher, 65, who’s played Dr Karl Kennedy in the show for 28 years, has revealed he found his final scene ‘overwhelming’ to film.  

The final plot details are under wraps.

Speaking to The Mirror the actor said:  ‘It was very hard to fight back tears as we were saying the dialogue for what was going to be the last moments of the show.

‘There were hundreds of people in the studio to watch that final piece of filming. We had some speeches, I said a few words. There were some tears. There were some celebrations.’

While Kylie and Jason, who played Charlene and Scott Robinson, filmed their roles away from the set, due to the pop princess’s schedule – Memento actor Guy (Mike Young) returned to Melbourne.

End of an era: The actor has played the role of Karl Kennedy since 1994 (pictured with co-star Jackie Woodburne who played his dutiful wife Susan)

“One of my favourites was Guy Pearce. There wasn’t a single person who was asked to do something for the end, who was available, who said no’; Alan revealed.

It comes as  Channel 5 has announce Friday 29th as the transmission date for the soap’s final episode. 

Fans in the UK can watch the iconic Australian soap come to a close at 9pm on Friday 29th July with a double episode special. 

Goodbye: (L-R) Ryan Moloney, Alan Fletcher, Jackie Woodburne, Angela Bishop, Ian Smith and Stefan Dennis say farewell to the soap’s Melbourne set

Featuring in it’s usual TX slots at 1:45pm and 6pm it will be followed by the history-making finale which will air later the same evening.

In what is set to be a gripping and emotional finale, fan favourites from the past will be returning to Ramsay Street to celebrate with Erinsborough locals.

The send-off promises to have something for everyone, spanning all generations and decades from the opening scene in 1985, to the final episode in 2022.

Tour: The stars of Neighbours will reportedly embark on a ‘farewell tour’ of the UK after the finale episode airs in Augus

Channel 5 teased that further announcements will be made in the coming weeks about additional surprises to send off the iconic soap in style.

The Australian soap was axed in March this year following the loss of its main UK broadcast partner, Channel 5.

News of the finale air date comes after it was reported that the stars of Neighbours will reportedly embark on a ‘farewell tour’ of the UK after the finale episode.

Key cast members will visit eight cities across England, Scotland and Wales – London, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cardiff – in March 2023, according to Digital Spy.

Drama: the character has featured in many high p[profile stories throughout the years (pictured with co-star Natalie Bassingthwaighte) 

The soap had previously planned an ‘in conversation series’ in 2020, coinciding with its 35th anniversary, but had to cancel due to Covid.

These plans have now apparently been rebooted as a ‘farewell tour’ but the ‘key stars’ taking part in the rumoured tour have not been revealed. 

It comes after executive producer Jason Herbison hinted Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan may have a bigger role in the finale than previously reported. 

Back for more: While the final plot details are under wraps former stars Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce will return briefly to the roles that made them famous (Guy pictured in the show in 1988)

Can’t wait: The send-off promises to have something for everyone, spanning all generations and decades from the opening scene in 1985, to the final episode in 2022. (Pictured: Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan on the show in 1988)

Mr Herbison told The Herald Sun that a recent storyline ‘leak’ did not fully explain how the ’80s golden couple will return to Ramsay Street.’What I’ve read is not what happens which is great. It hasn’t come out yet,’ he said. 

Mr Herbison kept tight-lipped about the details of their appearance, but he did say the cameo was ’emotional’ for the actors. 

‘Seeing Kylie back as Charlene was quite a moment. Very special and I think for them too it was a real full circle for them,’ he said. 

Kylie and Jason’s wedding on the series 34 years ago was watched by 22 million people across Australia and the UK.

Neighbours: The Finale will air The final episode will air in Australia on Monday, August 1.

Coming home: It comes after executive producer Jason Herbison hinted Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan may have a bigger role in the finale than previously reported

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By Jon Doe