After it was revealed that the long-running soap Neighbours will be ending, former Home and Away star Lincoln Lewis felt sentimental over his guest stint on the show.
Lincoln shared two throwback images from his four-week stay on Neighbours in 2011 with Neighbours stars Ash Brewer and Stefan Dennis.
“Was sad to hear of the Neighbours news last week. It’s an iconic show that countless people have grown up watching over its 37 years and has provided thousands of jobs for so many within the industry,” he captioned the post.
“Had a decent search through the hard drives but found & just wanted to chuck these couple of snaps up from my little guestie on the show.
“A short time but ridiculously sweet! They called my agent at the time and asked if I was interested in taking part in their Whitsundays storyline. I think I was packed in 5 minutes ready to be shooting a few weeks later in Port Douglas with the incredibly talented @_ashbrewer.”
Lincoln expressed his gratitude to the actors and crew, saying he had an “amazing” experience with them and wishing them all the best in the future.
“Whatever happens, almost 4 decades of continuous entertainment is something to be massively congratulated!”
Lincoln gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of marine researcher Dominic Emmerson on Neighbours, which lasted a month.
Ten reportedly offered Lincoln a one-year contract to maintain his role as a regular on the show, but he reportedly declined.
Neighbors will be canceled after its major investor, Channel 5, announced that they would not be extending their contract or continuing to fund the show.
The soap’s production is slated to wrap up in June, with a Channel 5 spokesman stating that “Neighbours will no longer air on Channel 5 beyond this summer.”
“It’s been a much-loved part of our schedule for more than a decade, and we’d like to thank the cast, Fremantle, and all of the production team for their fantastic work on this iconic series.”
Channel 10 executive producer Jason Herbison indicated the show would be renewed if they could find a new broadcast partner to replace Channel 5.
“These discussions are ongoing, however, there is no new broadcaster at the moment and production must end, effectively resting the show,” he said.
“We are so proud of the show, you all and everything that you’ve achieved. But for now, this chapter is closing and we want to work together to give Neighbours the amazing send-off it deserves.”
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