Kylie Minogue no Neighbour
This article is from 2010.
Kylie Minogue has turned down a request from producers to appear in 'Neighbours', the soap that made her name.
Kylie Minogue has turned down a return to 'Neighbours'.
The 'All The Lovers' singer - who played mechanic Charlene Robinson in the Australian soap until 1988, when she left to launch her pop career - snubbed show bosses when they asked her to make a one-off appearance in the show.
The 42-year-old star was top of show bosses wish list to make a guest appearance to mark the soap's 6,000th episode later this year.
However, Kylie revealed she thinks she is too old to play her former character.
She explained to gossip website Absolute Now: "There was a request. I know it's the 25th year of the show but I don't think I could go back as Charlene. Maybe Charlene's mother!"
Kylie's decision will surprise show bosses, because she had talked about making a return to the show earlier this year.
She said: "I don't watch it any more. I can see why Aussies would, it's like a comfort thing. But it would be amazing if Charlene rocked up on Ramsay Street in a shiny new Mini, and I jumped out, flicked my hair and said, 'Hey, what's going on?'"
'Neighbours' actor Alan Fletcher, who plays Dr. Karl Kennedy in the show, recently revealed bosses were pulling out all the stops to tempt Kylie back to the soap
He said: "Characters from the past will emerge. They should be going hell for leather in getting Kylie. It would be quite extraordinary. They'd have to get her a very good Charlene wig."
In 1987, Kylie won Most Popular Actress in Australia and Most Popular New Talent for her role in the soap.