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Neighbours actress Charlotte Chimes hams it up on set amid speculation Kylie Minogue will return

On Friday, Charlotte Chimes was having a good time filming scenes for Neighbours in Melbourne.

In between takes, the 28-year-old actress made a series of hilarious faces and positions, delighting both bystanders and her co-stars.

It comes amid talk that Kylie Minogue, the previous star of Neighbours, may return for the impending series finale.

Executive producer Jason Herbison told TV Tonight earlier this month that he was doing everything he could to hire the 53-year-old pop artist.

When asked if Kylie would be returning, he teased, “I’m doing everything you’d want me to be doing!”

Between 1986 to 1988, Kylie played Charlene Robinson on the show, and she was coupled with Jason Donovan, who played Scott Robinson.

Charlotte did her best to keep the mood light on set despite the tragic news that the beloved series would end after 37 years.

In between shoots, the actress was seen joking and laughing with her co-stars and making hilarious faces for spectators.

She poked her tongue out and pushed her hips forward at one point before flashing a peace sign.

When she raised her shirt to show her black bra underneath, she looked to leave her co-stars speechless.

Charlotte demonstrated her flexibility again by raising a bent knee in the air and extending one of her arms out in front of her.

In addition to pouting, the animated actress squatted and rested her hands on her thighs.

Charlotte donned a pair of black high-waisted shorts with a tucked-in long-sleeve emerald green button-up blouse.

She completed her look with a pair of white velcro-strapped sneakers and a little black handbag on one shoulder.

She donned a blood orange dressing gown over her costume in some shots.

In a tweet last week, the series revealed that production on the long-running soap will be ending.

‘We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June,’ they wrote.

‘Following the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK and despite an extensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no option but to rest the show.

‘To our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team. Thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high. From here on, we are celebrating Neighbours.’

In a statement to Australian media this week, Network 10 acknowledged that ending the series was a “tough decision.”

‘Today, Fremantle revealed that Neighbours will end production in June, following over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes,’ a representative for the network said.

‘This tough choice was made after an unsuccessful search for an alternate UK broadcast partner.’

They went on to say that the show would ‘not air on 10 Peach after September 2022,’ thereby ending its decades-long run.

‘It has been a cornerstone of Australian television drama and Australian cultural exports for almost 35 years,’ they noted.

‘Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, is a world-famous cul-de-sac that has housed Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Dr Karl and Susan, Dee and Toadie, Aaron and David, and a slew of other residents.

The cast, crew, production staff, and Fremantle are all thanked by Network 10 for bringing the right blend of soap and sunshine to audiences in Australia and throughout the world.’

‘The Australian fans and audiences for their continuous support of the series,’ they added.

‘Their support has been wonderful, especially in the last several weeks.’ It just goes to prove that our audience still wants Australian written drama,’ the statement concluded.

Meanwhile, the soap’s production firm, Fremantle, said it had been unable to find ‘alternative finance’ for the season.

‘It is with sadness that we are confirming that Neighbours will cease production in June after over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes broadcast,’ they said in a statement last week.

‘Following the loss of a key broadcast partner in the UK, and despite a search for alternative funding, we currently have no option but to rest the show.

‘Everyone at Neighbours has been overwhelmed by the love and support from the audience since the news came out.

‘The show has brought a sunny slice of Australia into the homes of millions of viewers around the world launching the careers of dozens of household names along the way.

‘But as this chapter of Ramsay Street comes to a close, we promise to do everything we can to give the show the send-off it deserves.’


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