In honour of the final episode of Neighbours that aired on Thursday night, Craig McLachlan has shared a video in tribute to his role on the show.
He posted the video to his Facebook page before the last Neighbours episode began, after he was noticeably excluded from being in the momentous episode.
His tribute honoured his role as Henry Ramsay, brother of Kylie Minogue’s character Charlene, in the show, which he played from 1987 to 1989.
“I’m calling it, I’m declaring national bib and brace overalls day in honour of Henry Ramsay and of course to celebrate the Aussie super soap, Neighbours,” he said.
“Do you know, I got the call to join the show way back in 1986? An exciting call that changed my life, a call that I’ll be forever grateful for.”
“Good memories, good people.”
While in character as Henry, he told himself, “Thanks for letting me be part of YOUR special Neighbours celebration, I really appreciate it.”
“Hey, I used to cop a lot of flack about this hair, but the mullet’s back, and the mullet’s here to stay and so is Henry Ramsay. Thanks again, I’ve got to finish this, love you guys,” he said.
In his post, McLachlan said he put the clip together “to say goodbye to Henry and Neighbours”.
“I loved my time on Neighbours, loved the cast and crew, love you all too! Hope you get a kick out of it,” he wrote.
The video comes just after a spokesperson for McLachlan called his snub from the finale episode “devastating“, while accusing the show’s creators for succumbing to “cancel culture” to leave him out, after he was cleared of assault charges made against him by four women he worked with on the Rocky Horror Show live production in 2014.
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