List of celebrity guest appearances on Neighbours

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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. Morrissey 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[edit]

2006 saw Shane Warne make an appearance in the show
Andrew 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 sang during her appearance in 2009
Paula Abdul will make a cameo appearance in 2014
Year Celebrity(s) Role Reference
1985 Symons, RedRed Symons Miller, GordonGordon Miller [6]
1986 Kenny, GrantGrant Kenny , HimselfHimself [7]
1986 Capper, WarwickWarwick Capper , HimselfHimself [8]
1986 Meldrum, MollyMolly Meldrum , HimselfHimself [9]
1988 Fleet, GregGreg Fleet Summers, DaveDave Summers [3]
1989 , AbigailAbigail Bristow, BettyBetty Bristow [7]
1990 Nimmo, DerekDerek Nimmo Ledgerwood, LordLord Ledgerwood [10]
1994 Hinde, JohnJohn Hinde , HimselfHimself [11]
1995 Lowe, ChrisChris Lowe , HimselfHimself [12]
1996 James, CliveClive James , PostmanPostman [12]
1998 Graney, DaveDave Graney , HimselfHimself [8]
2000 Nature, HumanHuman Nature , ThemselvesThemselves [13]
2001 Wiggles, TheThe Wiggles , ThemselvesThemselves [14]
2006 McManus, RoveRove McManus , HimselfHimself [8]
2006 Warne, ShaneShane Warne , HimselfHimself [12]
2006 Holland, BrodieBrodie Holland , HimselfHimself [15]
2007 Günsberg, AndrewAndrew Günsberg , HimselfHimself [16]
2007 Bunton, EmmaEmma Bunton , HerselfHerself [12]
2007 Clary, JulianJulian Clary , HimselfHimself [12]
2007 Parkinson, MichaelMichael Parkinson , HimselfHimself [12]
2007 Whiley, JoJo Whiley , HerselfHerself [12]
2007 Coleman, JonathanJonathan Coleman , HimselfHimself [12]
2007 Morrissey, NeilNeil Morrissey , PriestPriest [12]
2007 , SinittaSinitta , HerselfHerself [12]
2007 Lucas, MattMatt Lucas Pipkin, AndyAndy Pipkin [16]
2007 Walliams, DavidDavid Walliams Todd, LouLou Todd [16]
2007 Hines, MarciaMarcia Hines , HerselfHerself [17]
2007 Dirt, MagicMagic Dirt , ThemselvesThemselves [18]
2008 Red, LittleLittle Red , ThemselvesThemselves [18]
2008 Andy, Hamish &Hamish & Andy , Fred & Big TommoFred & Big Tommo [19]
2008 Veronicas, TheThe Veronicas , ThemselvesThemselves [20]
2008 Byrnes, ShannonShannon Byrnes , HimselfHimself [21]
2008 Hafey, TomTom Hafey , HimselfHimself [21]
2008 Lonergan, TomTom Lonergan , HimselfHimself [21]
2009 Dickson, IanIan Dickson , HimselfHimself [22]
2009 Wombats, TheThe Wombats , ThemselvesThemselves [23]
2009 Bizzell, ClintClint Bizzell Clarke, AdamAdam Clarke [24]
2009 Rieu, AndréAndré Rieu , HimselfHimself [25]
2009 Paynter, MichaelMichael Paynter , HimselfHimself [26]
2009 Batista, DaveDave Batista , HimselfHimself [27]
2009 Vine, TimTim Vine , Lost touristLost tourist [28]
2009 Allen, LilyLily Allen , HerselfHerself [29]
2009 Coleman, JasonJason Coleman , HimselfHimself [30]
2009 Davis, CassieCassie Davis , HerselfHerself [31]
2010 Butler, JacobJacob Butler , HimselfHimself [32]
2010 Grossi, GuyGuy Grossi , HimselfHimself [33]
2010 Moon, PeterPeter Moon Kearney, TerryTerry Kearney [34]
2010 Ceberano, KateKate Ceberano , HerselfHerself [35]
2010 Koh, SophieSophie Koh , HerselfHerself [36]
2010 Lee, BenBen Lee , HimselfHimself [31]
2010 Gaze, AndrewAndrew Gaze , HimselfHimself [37]
2010 , LehmoLehmo , HimselfHimself [38]
2011 Cloke, TravisTravis Cloke , HimselfHimself [39]
2011 Toovey, AlanAlan Toovey , HimselfHimself [39]
2011 Goldsack, TysonTyson Goldsack , HimselfHimself [39]
2011 Wood, CameronCameron Wood , HimselfHimself [39]
2012 Pearson, AmyAmy Pearson , HerselfHerself [40]
2012 Knight, GraceGrace Knight Edwards, ValerieValerie Edwards [41]
2012 Moss, IanIan Moss , HimselfHimself [42]
2012 Clemmensen, AndyAndy Clemmensen Vass, HarryHarry Vass [43]
2013 Ward, AmaliAmali Ward , HerselfHerself [44]
2014 Livingstone, NicoleNicole Livingstone , HerselfHerself [45]
2014 Abdul, PaulaPaula Abdul , HerselfHerself [46]

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