Neighbours legend Harold Bishop is making a finale comeback — and axed Ramsay Street could win heritage protection

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1 Mar 2022, 16:33

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We can't quite believe that the iconic soap is coming to an end, but at least that means the big guns are coming out. Cue Harold Bishop (aka Ian Smith) returning to the show ahead of the soap's finale.

Dr Karl Kennedy - otherwise known as Alan Fletcher - appeared on This Morning to talk about the soap's conclusion and some familiar faces popping back to Ramsay Street.

He told the hosts: "I do know that it has been announced the wonderful Harold Bishop will return to Ramsay Street towards the end of the show. Someone from Karl's sordid past is definitely coming back and there are many, many other names in the pot.

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"I can assure you that the producers are working very, very hard to try and entice some of the most loved characters from Neighbours to at least make some appearances."

Could that mean a certain Kylie Minogue or Jason Donovan?

"I can't give away any spoilers on that yet but that's going to be the joy of those last episodes. Just sitting there and going 'oh look who's here!'" he said.

The iconic Ramsay Street in Melbourne, Australia, is hoping to be preserved by their local city council as a cultural hotspot and heritage site.

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Speaking to the Herald Sun, Councillor Andrew Davenport described the location as an 'iconic street and precinct within the City of Whitehorse'.

He continued: "We should not wait until production ceases before acting… and give the owners of the properties the opportunity to be part of a process, rather than have it imposed on them."

The 37-year-old soap is due to come off air on June 10 if no new broadcaster comes forward to pick up the show.

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Channel 5 wrote: "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.

"We'd also of course like to thank the fans for their loyal support of Neighbours across the years.

"We recognise that there will be disappointment about this decision, however our current focus is on increasing our investment in original UK drama, which has strong appeal for our viewers."

Anyone out there?