Jason Donovan ‘would welcome Neighbours return’ but only if Kylie comes back too

Jason Donovan has said that he is open to a return to Erinsborough, 30 years after he quit Aussie soap Neighbours.

The 51-year-old actor and singer was asked to return to the soap for its 25th anniversary but he was unable to due to his work schedule.

Next year the soap celebrates its 35th anniversary and Donovan has said that he would return, if two other of the soaps icons do as well.

He has suggested he would return to Neighbours for a guest appearance if Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce agreed to join him.

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The trio found fame on the hit Australian soap in the 80s, with Donovan and Minogue as popular couple Scott and Charlene and Pearce as their friend Mike.

Speaking to Radio Times magazine Donovan said that he would make a guest appearance if it all worked out.

He said: "It doesn't feel like something I need to do.

"I have absolute respect for the show and what it's given me, but the problem with going back would be that the publicity becomes bigger than the moment."

However, he went on: "If Guy [Pearce], Kylie [Minogue] and me agreed we'd all do three episodes, that'd be different because we'd be sharing it."

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The star said it was a similar situation with US series Friends.

"If all of them come back, then it works," he said. "If it's just Joey, it doesn't."

Donovan's daughter Jemma has joined Neighbours as Harlow Robinson.

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The singer said: "I am planning to go out to see her. I feel like I'd like to see the neighbourhood.

"It's a similar feeling to wanting to go back to your old school. But just for a visit."

*The full interview is in the Radio Times.

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