Sophie Ellis-Bextor in Neighbours
Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s scenes will air next year (Picture: Channel 5)

Neighbours has unveiled a first look at Sophie Ellis-Bextor filming her upcoming cameo.

It was confirmed earlier this week that Sophie, 41, will guest star in the Australian soap as part of an upcoming storyline, which sees Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan) head to London to reconnect with her aunt Harriet (Amanda Holden). 

The Murder On The Dancefloor hitmaker has now filmed her cameo appearance, working on set at The Queens Walk, a scenic stretch along the southbank of the River Thames at the foot of iconic London landmark, The London Eye.

Harlow, played by Jemma Donovan, is taken by surprise when the singer provides some pearls of wisdom around some of her late mother Prue’s (Denise Van Outen) actions.

Prue, as viewers will know, met her demise during Neighbours’ explosive 35th anniversary week in March 2020.

Filming in London wrapped earlier this week and viewers will be able to see Sophie’s scenes next Spring in both the UK and Australia.

‘Neighbours was a huge part of my school days,’ said Sophie, after being cast in the show. ‘We all watched it, loved it, talked about it.

‘It’s a joy to now be able to say I’ve been in it!

Undated handout photo issued by Channel 5 of Jemma Donovan (left), who plays Harlow Robinson and Amanda Holden as she films her guest role as Harlow's Aunt Harriet on the Australian soap, Neighbours. Issue date: Monday October 11, 2021. PA Photo. Holden's first day of filming took place in London's Waterloo area, with her scenes due to air in the UK and Australia next spring. See PA story SHOWBIZ Holden. Photo credit should read: Channel 5/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Amanda Holden will star in Neighbours too, playing Harlow’s aunt Harriet (Picture: Channel 5)
Undated handout photo issued by Channel 5 of Amanda Holden as she films her guest role as Harlow Robinson's Aunt Harriet on the Australian soap, Neighbours. Issue date: Monday October 11, 2021. PA Photo. Holden's first day of filming took place in London's Waterloo area, with her scenes due to air in the UK and Australia next spring.See PA story SHOWBIZ Holden. Photo credit should read: Channel 5/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Amanda was spotted filming scenes with Jemma, who plays Harlow (Picture: Channel 5)

‘Thanks to everyone from the cast and crew for being so lovely. I loved it!’

In addition to Sophie, Neighbours’ London storyline will also feature an appearance from Amanda Holden, who will play Harlow’s aunt Harriet.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge was delighted to film scenes with Jemma in London, revealing that she ‘grew up’ watching Neighbours ‘in the later 80’s/early 90’s.’

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

Neighbours airs Mondays – Fridays at 1:45pm and 5:30pm on Channel 5.

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