Actor Jason Donovan has ruled out ever returning to Australian soap opera NEIGHBOURS, the show that launched his career.
Donovan found fame in the 1980s starring opposite a then-unknown Kylie Minogue in the hit TV show, and he went on to enjoy a successful pop and stage career.
Over the years, both Donovan and Minogue have been rumoured to be planning a return to the drama series for a cameo appearance - but Donovan has now ruled out any Neighbours comeback.
He tells U.K. show This Morning, "I think my answer to that is it's sort of like wearing a pair of old shoes. They are a bit smelly, there is sentimental value in there as well - you don't know whether to throw them away or not. But Neighbours is a wonderful Australian export and I'm very proud to have been part of it. It changed my life."
Asked by host Phillip Schofield whether he would consider returning, Donovan replied: "No."