List of celebrity guest appearances on Neighbours


List of celebrity guest appearances on Neighbours
André Rieu's cameo in 2009 was named Neighbours' weirdest storyline by an online poll

Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera first broadcast on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk openly and solve their problems together. Neighbours has since become the longest-running series in Australian television and the seventh longest-running serial drama still on the air in the world.[1] In 2005, the show was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.[2]

The first celebrity to make a guest appearance in the show was former Skyhooks band member Red Symons. He made his on-screen debut ten days after the series began in March 1985. He played the role of Terry Inglis' ex-husband, Gordon. In 1986, record producer Molly Meldrum arrived in Ramsay Street to sign Charlene Mitchell (Kylie Minogue) after hearing her singing backing vocals on a music demo. Greg Fleet's appearance in 1988 saw him run over popular character Daphne Clarke (Elaine Smith) with his car[3], resulting in her death. 1995 saw Chris Lowe, one half of British music group, The Pet Shop Boys, appear and ask Helen Daniels (Anne Haddy) and Marlene Kratz (Moya O'Sullivan) for directions to a studio. A year later, writer Clive James had a walk on part as a postman.[3] Australian cricketer, Shane Warne made a two episode appearance as himself in 2006. He came to Erinsborough to pick up a cheque for his charity from Harold Bishop (Ian Smith). Australian Idol presenter Andrew G made the first of three appearances by the show's stars in February 2007. Judges Marcia Hines and Ian Dickson followed in November 2007 and March 2009 respectively.

During three episodes set and filmed in London, a number of British stars filmed cameos, including Neil Morrissey, Emma Bunton, Julian Clary and Michael Parkinson. Morrissy was the only one of the group to play a character and not himself. British comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams appeared as their characters, Lou and Andy and Tim Vine had a small walk on part as a lost tourist. Australian comedians Hamish & Andy made their Neighbours debut as radio hosts, Fred & Big Tommo and Lehmo had a cameo as himself in July 2010. The Charlie's bar set provides a stage for musicians to perform their songs during episodes. September 2008 saw girl band, The Veronicas sing their song, "This Love" on the set and Liverpudlian band, The Wombats sang three of their hits. Other singers and bands to appear at Charlie's, include Kate Ceberano, Ben Lee and former Australian Idol contestant Jacob Butler. AFL player Clint Bizzell began appearing as footballer Adam Clarke in a storyline that ran for just over a week in March 2009.

Dutch violinist André Rieu arrived in Ramsay Street in early April 2009. His cameo was later named Neighbours' "weirdest ever storyline" in an online poll.[4] WWE wrestler Dave Batista signed up to appear in scenes with wrestling fans Callum Jones (Morgan Baker) and Toadfish Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney), during his promotional tour of Australia in June. In the same month, it was announced that British pop singer, Lily Allen, was to make an appearance and perform her new single "22" on the show.[5] Allen was interviewed by Matthew Werkmeister's character, Zeke Kinski, at the Pirate Net radio station.

Celebrity appearances

2006 saw Shane Warne make an appearance
Andew G made an appearance in February 2007
David Walliams and Matt Lucas appeared as their characters, Lou and Andy
The Veronicas appeared in 2008
Lily Allen made her appearance in 2009
Celebrity (s) Role Date Reference
Symons, RedRed Symons Gordon Miller 28 March–2 July 1985
[6]
Kenny, GrantGrant Kenny Himself 1986061111 June 1986
[7]
Capper, WarwickWarwick Capper Himself 1986091818 September 1986
[8]
Meldrum, MollyMolly Meldrum Himself 1986093030 September 1986
[9]
Fleet, GregGreg Fleet Dave Summers 25 March–2 May 1988
[3]
Abigail Betty Bristow 30 March–5 April 1989
[7]
Nimmo, DerekDerek Nimmo Lord Ledgerwood 26–27 February 1990
[10]
Hinde, JohnJohn Hinde Himself 13–14 October 1994
[11]
Lowe, ChrisChris Lowe Himself 1995021010 February 1995
[12]
James, CliveClive James Postman 1996021313 February 1996
[12]
Graney, DaveDave Graney Himself 9–10 April 1998
[8]
Human Nature Themselves 23–27 November 2000
[13]
The Wiggles Themselves 2001111212 November 2001
[14]
McManus, RoveRove McManus Himself 20 April 2006
[8]
Warne, ShaneShane Warne Himself 6–7 July 2006
[12]
Andrew G Himself 200702099 February 2007
[15]
Bunton, EmmaEmma Bunton Herself 2007031919 March 2007
[12]
Clary, JulianJulian Clary Himself 2007032121 March 2007
[12]
Parkinson, MichaelMichael Parkinson Himself 2007032727 March 2007
[12]
Whiley, JoJo Whiley Herself 2007032828 March 2007
[12]
Coleman, JonathanJonathan Coleman Himself 2007032929 March 2007
[12]
Morrissey, NeilNeil Morrissey Priest 2007032929 March 2007
[12]
Sinitta Herself 2007032929 March 2007
[12]
Lucas, MattMatt Lucas Andy Pipkin 200708088 August 2007
[15]
Walliams, DavidDavid Walliams Lou Todd 200708088 August 2007
[15]
Hines, MarciaMarcia Hines Herself 200711011 November 2007
[16]
Magic Dirt Themselves 2007113030 November 2007
[17]
Little Red Themselves 200806022 June 2008
[17]
Hamish & Andy Fred & Big Tommo 2008082727 August 2008
[18]
The Veronicas Themselves 2008092929 September 2008
[19]
Byrnes, ShannonShannon Byrnes Himself 2008101414 October 2008
[20]
Hafey, TomTom Hafey Himself 2008101414 October 2008
[20]
Lonergan, TomTom Lonergan Himself 2008101414 October 2008
[20]
Dickson, IanIan Dickson Himself 2 March 2009
[21]
The Wombats Themselves 10 March 2009
[22]
Bizzell, ClintClint Bizzell Adam Clarke 30 March–7 April 2009
[23]
Rieu, AndréAndré Rieu Himself 7 April 2009
[24]
Paynter, MichaelMichael Paynter Himself 17 June 2009
[25]
Batista, DaveDave Batista Himself 25 June 2009
[26]
Vine, TimTim Vine Lost tourist 28 July 2009
[27]
Allen, LilyLily Allen Herself 8 September 2009
[28]
Coleman, JasonJason Coleman Himself 8 September–26 October 2009
[29]
Davis, CassieCassie Davis Herself 30 November 2009
[30]
Butler, JacobJacob Butler Himself 20 January 2010
[31]
Moon, PeterPeter Moon Terry Kearney 5 February–30 June 2010
[32]
Ceberano, KateKate Ceberano Herself 2010022222 February 2010
[33]
Koh, SophieSophie Koh Herself 201003055 March 2010
[34]
Lee, BenBen Lee Himself 201003099 March 2010
[30]
Gaze, AndrewAndrew Gaze Himself 201006033 June 2010
[35]
Lehmo Himself 201007022 July 2010
[36]
Travis Cloke Himself 201109055 September 2011
[37]
Alan Toovey Himself 201109055 September 2011
[37]
Tyson Goldsack Himself 201109055 September 2011
[37]
Cameron Wood Himself 201109055 September 2011
[37]

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