Neighbours’ famous cameos over the years, from Emma Bunton to Courtney Act

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Courtney Act appeared in Neighbours in 2020. (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Courtney Act appeared in Neighbours in 2020. (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

As Neighbours draws to a close this week, fans of the Australian soap opera will see a number of familiar faces on their screens–including Kylie Minogue and Margot Robbie.

But although Neighbours is known for launching the careers of now-Hollywood A-listers, it also featured some famous faces in one-off cameo appearances.

From drag queens to Spice Girls, boy bands to British comedians, a whole range of celebs have–inexplicably–popped up in Erinsborough.

Ahead of the final episodes, which will air in the UK on Channel 5 on July 29, we take a look at some of Neighbours’ most famous guests.

Neighbours’ most famous celebrity cameos

Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton appeared in Neighbours in 2007. (Getty Images)
Emma Bunton appeared in Neighbours in 2007. (Getty Images)

Emma Bunton appeared on Neighbours in 2007, when Dr Karl and Susan Kennedy visited London and bumped into Baby Spice herself.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand appeared at the Erinsborough Writers Festival in 2020. (Getty Images)
Russell Brand appeared at the Erinsborough Writers Festival in 2020. (Getty Images)

Comedian Russell Brand appeared at the fictional Erinsborough Writers Festival in 2020, where he gave Toadie Rebecchi some life advice.

Courtney Act

Courtney Act appeared in Neighbours in 2020. (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Courtney Act appeared in Neighbours in 2020. (Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Australian drag queen Courtney Act Erinsborough’s Mardi Gras in 2020 and later appeared as the MC at Lassiters’ Pride event.

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul was a hotel guest at Lassiters in 2014. (Getty Images)
Paula Abdul was a hotel guest at Lassiters in 2014. (Getty Images)

In 2014, Paula Abdul checked into Lassiters and met Karl Kennedy, who confessed he had a crush on her.

Lily Allen

Lily Allen was interviewed on the radio on Neighbours in 2009. (Getty Images)
Lily Allen was interviewed on the radio on Neighbours in 2009. (Getty Images)

Lily Allen appeared on Neighbours in 2009, where she was interviewed on a local radio station by DJ Zeke Kinski, and Karl Kennedy gatecrashed the interview.

Hanson

Boyband Hanson appeared at the Erinsborough Music Festival in 2019. (Getty Images)
Boyband Hanson appeared at the Erinsborough Music Festival in 2019. (Getty Images)

Boyband Hanson appeared at the Erinsborough Music Festival in 2019 and the brothers said they were honoured to make a cameo.

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne said it was a “bucket list moment” to appear on the soap. (AFP via Getty Images)
Jess Glynne said it was a “bucket list moment” to appear on the soap. (AFP via Getty Images)

Jess Glynne appeared at the same Erinsborough Music Festival in 2019, and the singer described her appearance on the soap as “a bucket list moment.”

Jake Shears

Jake Shears  popped up on Neighbours in 2020. (Getty Images for Hudson River Pa)
Jake Shears popped up on Neighbours in 2020. (Getty Images for Hudson River Pa)

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears popped up on Neighbours in 2020, where he attended Mardi Gras and had an awkward encounter with Aaron Brennan.

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