Veteran actress Anne Charleston has fuelled rumours pop star Kylie Minogue is set to return to Australian soap opera Neighbours to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Minogue first found fame playing mechanic Charlene Robinson in the hit drama, and although she quit to pursue her music career in 1988 she has been linked to a potential return on several occasions.

Now Charleston, who played Madge Bishop in the show for ten years, has teased fans by suggesting the pop princess has signed up for a cameo role in a special anniversary episode set to air next March (15).

She says, "The Neighbours special 30th anniversary is coming up. I will probably be involved and it will go to air in March. I think Kylie is on board for the special and I imagine everyone will be in on it because it's a big occasion."