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Neighbours' Ramsay Street set to become hotel for fans

Ramsay Street, the set of long-running Australian soap Neighbours, is to be transformed into a hotel for fans.

The much-loved series, which first aired in 1985, has listed its Ramsay Street cul-de-sac residence on Airbnb and is offering fans the chance to win an overnight stay.

Neighbours follows the lives of families and friends in t he fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough. I t is the longest running Australian drama series and launched the careers of international stars including Kylie Minogue, Delta Goodrem, Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Pearce and Margot Robbie.

The two winners will receive return travel, have dinner with Alan Fletcher, who plays Dr Karl Kennedy, and Chris Milligan, who plays handyman Kyle Canning, and will tour the famous set before staying overnight on September 7.

Fletcher said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for guests to be hosted on the set of Ramsay Street for the first time ever.

"A sleepover on the set is a truly unique experience, where guests will see what goes on behind the scenes, meet their favourite stars and see where all the drama unfolds."

In a video to launch the competition, he added: "You could experience Erinsborough like a local - well without the scandal and natural disasters of course."

Airbnb's spokesman Sam McDonagh added: "This Neighbours listing provides an unforgettable travel experience for Aussie, UK and Kiwi fans, where they get to make Ramsay Street their home for the night."

Fans must explain, in 25 words or less, why they would like to spend a night on set and submit their entry on before August 28.

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