Amanda Holden cast in Neighbours

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden is set to appear in 'Neighbours' as filming gets underway next week for scenes due to air in spring 2022

Amanda Holden is joining the cast of 'Neighbours'.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge – who has appeared in the likes of 'Wild at Heart' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' over the years – is set to play Harlow Robinson's (Jemma Donovan) aunt Harriet in the Australian soap as the characters reunite in London to solve a family mystery.

Amanda said: "Like most people in the UK who were around in the late 80’s/early 90’s, I grew up watching Neighbours every single day of the week.

"I was glued to our TV for the wedding of Kylie [Minogue] & Jason [Donovaon] (Scott & Charlene) while cursing Mrs. Mangle and praying that Mike and Jane would eventually get together! Not to mention all the other greats over the years.

"To now have the opportunity to be a part of such an iconic Australian show is simply fabulous! I can’t wait to work with Jemma in London, this feels like a joyous occasion for everyone."

Filming is set to get underway over the next week, and the scenes will air next spring in Australia and on Channel 5 in the UK.

Harlow and Harriet will come together to solve a mystery involving Harriet's late sister Prue, who was played by Denise van Outen.

Jemma – who followed in her father Jason's footsteps when she joined the soap in 2019 – added: "I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to film 'Neighbours' in London, it’s a brilliant opportunity to be able to film in my home city and do what I love, for a show that I hold close to my heart.

"The producers have been wanting to do this for a while, so it feels so surreal having it all come to life, not to mention working alongside Amanda.

"I’m beyond excited to create this relationship with our characters, dive into the storyline and shoot all over London, it’s going to be so much fun and I hope the viewers enjoy it just as much as we do!"