Jason Donovan wishes 'Neighbours' couple Scott and Charlene a happy anniversary

Julia Hunt
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Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, TV Show 'Tien om te zien', Blankenberge, Belgium, 14/08/1989. (Photo by Gie Knaeps/Getty Images)
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan in Belgium, 14/08/1989. (Gie Knaeps/Getty Images)

Jason Donovan took a trip down memory lane as he wished Neighbours couple Scott and Charlene a happy 32nd wedding anniversary.

The singer and actor shared a host of pictures of his soap alter ego Scott Robinson and Scott’s beloved Charlene Mitchell (Kylie Minogue) to mark the anniversary of their big day, which aired in 1987 in Australia and 1988 in the UK.

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The images showed the soap sweethearts cuddled up during their dating days, sat together chatting while wearing their school uniforms and embracing at their wedding.

“Happy 32nd Anniversary Scott and Charlene ! @neighbours @kylieminogue,” wrote Donovan, 52.

Scott and Charlene were a hugely popular couple during the Australian programme’s early years, with fans gripped by the ups and downs of their romance.

When they finally made it down the aisle, the episode became one of the best known soap scenes of the late 1980s.

Neighbours characters Scott and Charlene (Jason Donovan Instagram)
Neighbours characters Scott and Charlene (Jason Donovan Instagram)

The same year, Donovan and Minogue recorded duet Especially For You, which was the fourth biggest selling single in the UK in 1988.

The song’s popularity has endured, and fans went wild in 2018 when Donovan joined Minogue to perform it on stage during her headline set at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan perform during the Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker concert, at the O2 arena in London.   (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan perform during the Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker concert, at the O2 Arena (Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Fans welcomed Donovan’s latest peek at the past, with many posting messages on the star’s Instagram account saying it took them straight back to the 80s.

“Aww this takes me back to my childhood...” said one person, while another gushed: “Our favourite couple ever!”

“Thirty-two years!!! No way!!!! I was obsessed with you two xx,” posted another fan.

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Minogue starred on Neighbours from 1986 to 1988, when Charlene headed off to Brisbane after being offered a mechanic apprenticeship.

Scott remained in Ramsay Street for a little longer but joined his wife in Brisbane in 1989.