Kylie Minogue shot to fame after starring in Neighbours as Charlene, and the star is making a return to the show for its finale episode.

Minogue has opened up about her return to the soap opera, saying that it was “sweet” to be reunited with her on-screen love interest – and ex boyfriend – Jason Donovan.

“I wanted to be reminded of being that 19-year-old again when I would get into my Datsun and fang it to Vermont South or the Network Ten studios at Nunawading [in Melbourne where the show is filmed],” Kylie told The Australian.

“It was very sweet to be with Jason and to think, ‘Wow, we’re still around’.”

It was previously “leaked” that Minogue and Donovan would play a very small part in the finale of Neighbours. However, the show’s executive producer Jason Herbison has since hinted that the pair have a bigger part than initially expected.

“What I’ve read is not what happens which is great. It hasn’t come out yet,” he told The Herald Sun.

Herbison didn’t reveal much about the pair’s part in the finale but said the reunion was “emotional” for them.

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“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 told the publication.

Minogue played Charlene Robinson on the soap from 1986 until 1988 and Donovan played 1986 until 1989. Their characters dated through their time on the soap and got married in an episode that went to air in 1987. After getting married, the characters left Erinsborough to move to Brisbane.

Neighbours first aired in 1985, centring on the fictional community of Ramsay Street in Melbourne. Fans were devastated earlier this year when the show’s demise was confirmed as it was dropped by its broadcaster.

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