“Cancel culture” Craig McLachlan complains about Neighbours finale snub

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Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan has revealed he won’t be reprising the role of Henry Ramsay in tonight’s finale.

In 2018, McLachlan was accused of sexual assault by Christie Whelan Browne, Erika Heynatz and Angela Scundi. Police cleared him of all seven charges in 2020.

McLachlan blames the women’s accusations as to why he was not asked to return. 

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Relatives of McLachlan’s character will be returning. Henry’s sister Charlene, played by Kylie Minogue and his stepfather Harold Bishop, played by Ian Smith, are confirmed to be in the final episode.

Henry’s deceased mother Mage, played by Anne Charleston, will return as a ghost. 

“Henry’s dead mother is being reincarnated for the final episode — but cancel culture won’t allow her son Henry to appear or even be acknowledged,” McLachlan’s spokesperson complained to The Sun.

Neighbours cast
McLachlan says he wasn’t asked to return. (Credit: Getty)

McLachlan is one of the few stars that isn’t returning for the final goodbye to Ramsay Street. 

Nearly 50 former cast members will be reprising their roles on Thursday evening.

Hollywood star Guy Pearce is returning as Mike Young, a role he left back in 1989. Margot Robbie will also make an appearance as Donna Freedman, though it has not been confirmed if this will be in person or virtually. 

Holly Valance, aka Flick Scully, filmed a cameo in London with Natalie Imbruglia (Beth Brennan) for the finale. And speaking of actors-turned-singers, Natalie Bassingthwaighte is returning as Izzy Hoyland.

Jason Donovan is coming back to reprise his role as Charlene’s beau Scott. Delta Goodrem, Jesse Spencer, Kym Valentine and Carla Bonner are also set to return.

Dan McPherson announced on Instagram earlier this year that his character will be back.

“Joel Samuels is back for the final episodes of Neighbours. I couldn’t let the show end without saying goodbye,” Dan wrote.

Scott and Charlene
Scott and Charlene reunite tonight (Credit: Instragm)

The very last episode of Neighbours will air tonight at 7.30  both on 10 and 10 Peach. 

For viewers across the pond, Channel 5 has confirmed they will air the finale on Friday, July 29.

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