Margot Robbie is set to return to Neighbours, with the Hollywood star making an appearance during August’s long-awaited finale.
Robbie played the role of Donna Freedman from 2008 and 2011.
It is understood the 32-year-old filmed the scene via Zoom while in LA sometime after the show finished shooting on June 10.
While Robbie couldn’t make it back to Australia to film, she made sure everyone knew she wished she could be there by sending champagne to the cast and crew.
The pricey gift arrived on the final afternoon of filming so the Neighbors team could toast to the show, the Herald Sun reported
Executive producer Jason Herbison informed the team of Robbie’s gift and passed on her well-wishes.
The show also recently revealed that Delta Goodrem, Kym Valentine, Carla Bonner and Jesse Spencer would all be making an appearance in the finale as well.
In May it was revealed that Kylie Minogue and her onscreen husband Jason Donovan would also be featured in the final episode.
Herald Sun reported the former onscreen and off-screen lovers, both 53, have already filmed scenes as their beloved characters Charlene Mitchell and Scott Robinson, who are set to get a “fairytale ending” 34 years after their iconic TV wedding.
Minogue who recently moved back to Australia after years living in London, seemingly confirmed the report with an Instagram photo.
The Spinning Around singer uploaded a close-up picture of a Neighbors script, with ‘Scott, Charlene’ seen on the description.
Donovan uploaded the same photo to his Instagram page.
Donovan, whose daughter Jemma, 22, and father Terence, 79, have also both starred in the long-running show, previously opened up about his sadness over the show being axed.
“I think it’s time to celebrate Neighbors. It’s kept my family employed for a long time to be honest. My daughter is in it, so is my dad,” he said.
“We should be grateful for what it’s given Australia, actors, producers, writers, directors.”
In 1987, two million Australians tuned in to watch Scott marry Charlene in TV’s most anticipated wedding. Across the pond, nearly 20 million in the UK watched the episode.
The couple’s love story arc bolstered the show’s popularity both in Australia and overseas.
However, Minogue and Donovan didn’t quite get their own fairytale ending in real life. The pair dated during their time together on Neighborsbefore splitting in 1989 after three years.
The Can’t Get You Out Of My Head singer quickly began a relationship with the late INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence, whom she dated until 1991. Hutchence died in 1997 aged just 37.
In a 2016 interview, Donovan said it took him a “long time” to get over his heartbreak.
“It was an extremely painful parting of the ways and, without doubt, I took a long time to recover from it,” Jason told the mirror in 2016
“Years, definitely. It was bad enough that she’d run off with anybody, but she happened to run into the arms of the greatest rock god of the period, the very guy who I secretly wanted to be. That was a pretty big punch to take.”
NeighborsThe last ever episode is set to air on August 1.