EastEnders wishes Neighbours a happy 30th birthday

EastEnders celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year and Neighbours paid tribute by releasing a special sketch in which cast members reenacted classic EastEnders scenes. So it was only right that the Walford mob returned the favour.

EastEnders released a video this week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Neighbours, with Jason Donovan, who shot to fame as Scott Robinson in the Aussie soap, as the guest of honour.

“Ramsay Square” features the Neighbours theme tune in the background as several Albert Square residents are seen drinking, smoking, getting into arguments and trying to cover up crimes. Donovan even receives a friendly East End welcome to the Square: he is tied up in the Queen Vic while Aunt Babe makes a trifle.

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“We couldn’t let the Neighbours 30th anniversary pass without celebrating, especially after the great tribute they did for us last month. Everyone at EastEnders absolutely loved it. So from all of us in Albert Square to everyone in Ramsay Street, have a very happy birthday,” said Adam Woodyatt, who plays EastEnders‘ longest running character Ian Beale.

1985 was a good year for soaps indeed.

Video credit: BBC/YouTube

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