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It was the springboard that launched their hugely successful careers, so when they announced last year that Neighbours was to be axed after 37 years, the show's stars loyally flocked back to Ramsay Street for a stellar finale.
But now some are furious after it emerged that the Aussie soap is to be resurrected on streaming giant Amazon.
Hollywood actor Guy Pearce, who returned for the last three episodes before Channel 5 pulled the plug on the show, was first to take a swipe at production chiefs.
The 55-year-old, fondly remembered for his role as brooding heart-throb Mike Young, remarked caustically of the supposed finale: 'It's hard to watch, isn't it?
'Knowing we'll never see another episode ever again? A painful reminder the things we love can be snatched away, never to return.
Hollywood actor Guy Pearce (pictured, right), who returned for the last three episodes before Channel 5 pulled the plug on the show, was first to take a swipe at