By Katie Storey For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:53 BST, 27 May 2019 | Updated: 04:15 BST, 27 May 2019
When Dr Karl Kennedy cheated on his wife Susan with Sarah Beaumont, it was deemed one of the most scandalous affairs in Neighbours and Australian TV history.
People were left so angered by the soap affair that Nicola Charles, who played Sarah, has revealed she was once spat on and called a 'b****' by a female fan in London.
Speaking to News.com.au, Nicola revealed the raunchy storyline had been all her idea, as she recalled the moment she was shockingly confronted by the fan.
Shocking: Nicola Charles, who played Sarah Beaumont on Neighbours, revealed she was once spat on and called a 'b****' by a fan in London, after her character's affair aired on the soap
Nicola said she had been shopping in London outside Knightsbridge store Harrods when a woman came up to her back in 1998.
'[She] spat in my direction. It landed on my foot and she said, "You stay away from Susan, you horrible b****,"' Nicola said. 'Can you believe it?'
Her character's affair with Dr Karl had just been revealed on Australian soap Neighbours, that at the time had a huge following in the UK.
Scandal: Dr Karl Kennedy (played by Alan Fletcher) cheated on his wife Susan with Sarah back in 1998 and it was deemed one of the most scandalous affairs in Neighbours and Australian TV history
Taking the credit: Nicola revealed that the raunchy storyline had been all her idea and she wrote it for Neighbours bosses after growing bored of her character - 18-months after Sarah's debut on the soap
The storyline was a huge hit for the soap's ratings, as it rocked one of Neighbour's most solid and clean-cut couples, Dr Karl (played by Alan