Sophie Ellis-Bextor will make a guest appearance on Neighbours

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will make a guest appearance on Neighbours
Sophie Ellis-Bextor will make a guest appearance on Neighbours

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is set to make a guest appearance on Australian soap Neighbours as the show films in London.

The singer, 42, has made a cameo appearance with Ramsay Street regular Jemma Donovan at The Queens Walk along the South Bank of the River Thames. 

Viewers will be able to see Sophie's scenes next spring in the UK and Australia, when Harlow visits the English capital and is reunited with her aunt Harriet (Amanda Holden) in London.

New role: Sophie Ellis-Bextor is set to make a guest appearance on Australian soap Neighbours as the show films in London (pictured in October 2021)

New role: Sophie Ellis-Bextor is set to make a guest appearance on Australian soap Neighbours as the show films in London (pictured in October 2021)

Harriet travels to the UK solve a family mystery concerning Harlow's mother and her late sister Prue, portrayed by Denise van Outen in 2019.. 

On joining the cast, Sophie said: 'Neighbours was a huge part of my school days. We all watched it, loved it, talked about it. 

'It's a joy to now be able to say I've been in it! Thanks to everyone from the cast and crew for being so lovely. I loved it!'

On Sophie's casting, Jason Herbison, Neighbours' Executive Producer, said: 'We are absolutely thrilled with how filming has gone with the wonderful Amanda Holden and Jemma Donovan, to have Sophie Ellis-Bextor join us is the absolute icing on the cake and we can't wait to share the storyline with our UK audience next year.' 

On location: Viewers will be able to see Sophie's scenes next spring when Harlow visits the English capital and is reunited with her aunt Harriet (Amanda Holden) in London

On location: Viewers will be able to see Sophie's scenes next spring when Harlow visits the English capital and is reunited with her aunt Harriet (Amanda Holden) in London

It comes after Amanda was pictured on the set of Neighbours for the first time on Monday.  

Channel 5 released the first look images from set after the pair filmed in Waterloo, London, together ahead of the episodes airing in the spring. 

Between filming scenes, Amanda and Jemma posed for a snap together as they held up the Ramsay St street sign.

Scene: The singer, 42, has made a cameo appearance with Ramsay Street regular Jemma Donovan at The Queens Walk along the South Bank of the River Thames (pictured in 2020)

Scene: The singer, 42, has made a cameo appearance with Ramsay Street regular Jemma Donovan at The Queens Walk along the South Bank of the River Thames (pictured in 2020)

Amanda also revealed that many passersby thought the pair were related in real life. 

She said: 'My first day on set was such a fun and surreal experience. If I'd told my 12/13 year-old self I would one-day appear in Neighbours I'd have never believed it!

'So many people were beeping in their cars and passersby assumed that Jemma was my real daughter because we look quite similar! I can't wait to continue the journey of my character Harriet.'  

Scene: Amanda told how many passersby thought she and Jemma were actually related as they filmed in the capital

Scene: Amanda told how many passersby thought she and Jemma were actually related as they filmed in the capital

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Amanda gave fans a glimpse at her posh character as she spoke on the phone.     

'Oh hello operator, Ramsay

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