Brooke Blurton, the former Bachelorette, is set to return to our television screens, but she’ll be doing so for a show we didn’t expect.
Brooke is on her way to joining the cast of Neighbours!
Brooke shared the joyful news on Thursday morning with a snapshot of herself grinning while sitting beneath a glowing Neighbours sign on a greenery-covered wall.
“Looks like some dubious acting with a bottle of wine and a washing basket may score you a job on Neighbours ✨” she claimed in an Instagram caption.
“Coming soon to you 😌 My mother and grandmother would be ecstatic! 💕”
She’s not the only reality TV celebrity to make the move to Ramsay Street, as fellow Bachelor alum Tim Robarts did the same.
Fans reacted positively to the news of Brooke’s comeback to television, exclaiming, “How wonderful!” and “Bring on Ramsay Street!”
Some fans even stated that they would start watching the show solely to witness Brooke make her acting debut alongside Tim Kano and Zima Anderson, among others.
One supporter added: “Oh, my goodness!!! So, I’m going to return to watching Neighbours.”
Brooke’s addition to the cast comes after weeks of uncertainty over the show’s future, with rumours claiming that Neighbours is on the decline.
Following the announcement that the long-running soap would be cancelled in the United Kingdom, rumours began to circulate that Neighbours might be next.
Long-time fans, however, are fighting to keep the show on the air, appealing to Change.org to rescue Ramsay Street as filming in Australia comes to an end.
They started a petition to save the show, which has since gathered over 50,000 signatures, demonstrating that Neighbours still has a devoted following in Australia.
Former stars, including renowned Home And Away and Neighbours actor Lincoln Lewis, have expressed their support for the project.
He uploaded two throwback images from his four-week tenure on Neighbours in 2011 with Neighbours stars Ash Brewer and Stefan Dennis.
“Last week’s news about Neighbours made me unhappy. It’s a legendary show that many people have grown up watching over the course of its 37-year run, and it’s given thousands of people jobs in the industry “‘He captioned the post,’ he said.
Lincoln expressed his gratitude to the actors and crew, saying he had a “amazing” experience with them and wishing them all the best in the future.
“Whatever happens, over four decades of nonstop entertainment is something to be applauded!”
So, will Brooke’s addition to the ensemble help keep the programme afloat despite reports that it’s on the verge of being cancelled? Only time will tell if this is true.