Jackie Woodburne given last Neighbours lines

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Jackie Woodburne was given the last Neighbours scene credit:Bang Showbiz
Jackie Woodburne was given the last Neighbours scene credit:Bang Showbiz

Jackie Woodburne was given the final ever scene in 'Neighbours'.

The 66-year-old actress delivered the "performance of a lifetime" as her alter ego Susan Kennedy - who she has played since 1994 - when she ends the Australian soap with a speech about family and friendships to all the "good neighbours".

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “Jackie is very much seen as the soap’s matriarch.

"It felt right that the last words ever spoken would be by her.

"She delivers the performance of a lifetime.”

Filming on the soap wrapped for the final time after 37 years on Friday (10.06.22).

'Neighbours' has wrapped filming for the final time after 37 years.

A tweet on the official 'Neighbours' Twitter account read: "That's a wrap [yellow heart emoji] #Neighbours"

'Neighbours' legend Stefan Dennis, who has portrayed ruthless businessman Paul Robinson since the show's first-ever episode in March 1985, admitted he felt "incredibly emotional" after closing the studio door following his last-ever scene.

He told Australian breakfast programme 'Studio 10': "It’s a melancholy day for me.

"I sort of closed the studio door behind me on my very last scene, my very last dialogue scene and ... I suddenly surprised myself by getting incredibly emotional.

"I just kept to myself and went to my dressing room ... so I’m keeping a very low profile today. I think I’ll just be an absolute mess if I sort of hang around too long."

The soap's final episode, which will air on August 1st, will see Kylie Minogue reprise her role as Charlene Robinson alongside on-screen husband Jason Donovan (Scott Robinson).

The 54-year-old pop star has admitted she felt "quite a bit of pressure" to return to the show.

She said: "I got this role in 'Neighbours', that was in 1986. So I was only in the show for two and a half years, but it just exploded. England just went crazy about it.

"So it's been with me ever since and it's been a large part of how I entered into the music industry.

"The show was played twice a day, and people would bunk off school, they changed the office hours.

"They're finishing the show, and there was quite a bit of pressure for me to go back, so I shot my scenes back in Australia."

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