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Kylie Minogue Pays Tribute To Reg Grundy

by Paul Cashmere on May 11, 2016

in News

Kylie Minogue has paid tribute to Australian television pioneer Reg Grundy who passed away at the age of 93 this week.

Grundy created the super-soap Neighbours and gave Kylie her first international break through the shows.

“Here’s to ‪#Neighbours & his many other TV creations … ‪#RegGrundy RIP,” she tweeted.

Kylie’s co-star Jason Donovan, who also found fame internationally via the show, also tweeted “Sad news about Reg Grundy
One of the true pioneers of Australian television who gave opportunity to many
My thoughts go out to his family”.

Neighbours first aired in Australia on the 7 Network in 1985. After a less than successful first year the show was dropped by 7 but then picked up by TEN. TEN wanted a younger audience so bought in a new cast including Jason Donovan as Scott Robinson and Kylie Minogue as Charlene Mitchell. The episode where Scott and Charlene married earned the highest ratings ever for the show and in the UK was watched by over 20 million people.

The 1986 season of Neighbours was picked up by the BBC and the show became bigger in England than Australia making Kylie and Jason household names in the UK.


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