After it was revealed that the long-running soap Neighbours will be ending, former Home and Away star Lincoln Lewis felt sentimental over his guest stint on the show.
Lincoln shared two throwback images from his four-week stay 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.
“Had a big look through the hard drives but found & just wanted to throw up these couple of pics from my little guestie on the show,” says the author.
“It was only for a brief time, but it was insanely sweet!” They approached my agency at the time and asked if I was interested in participating in their Whitsundays plot… I think I was packed in 5 minutes and ready to shoot in Port Douglas with the really amazing @_ashbrewer a few weeks later.”
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!”
Lincoln gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of marine researcher Dominic Emmerson on Neighbours, which lasted a month.
Ten reportedly offered Lincoln a one-year contract to maintain his role as a regular on the show, but he reportedly declined.
Neighbours will be cancelled after its major investor, Channel 5, announced that they would not be extending their contract or continuing to fund the show.
The soap’s production is slated to wrap up in June, with a Channel 5 spokesman stating that “Neighbours will no longer air on Channel 5 beyond this summer.”
“We’d like to congratulate the cast, Fremantle, and the entire production crew for their excellent work on this landmark series, which has been a much-loved part of our schedule for more than a decade.”
Channel 10 executive producer Jason Herbison indicated the show would be renewed if they could find a new broadcast partner to replace Channel 5.
“These conversations are ongoing, but there is currently no new broadcaster, so production must come to a halt, effectively putting the show on hold,” he stated.
“We are incredibly proud of the show, you, and everything you’ve accomplished. But, for the time being, this chapter is coming to a close, and we’d like to work together to give Neighbours the send-off it deserves.”