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Neighbours' royal wedding special

Neighbours' Kate Ramsay is to help the Australian soap commemorate the royal wedding in the UK.

The trainee teacher, played by Ashleigh Brewer, will tune in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot in a special episode of the show to air on Channel 5 on April 29.

Kate is keen to watch the royal wedding on the television in Charlie's bar, but gets into a fight for the remote control as mechanic Lucas Fitzgerald, played by Scott Major, wants to watch a football match on another channel.

The scenes have been specially written and added to an episode of the soap that has already aired Down Under after Neighbours' executive producer Susan Bower and Channel 5 commissioning editor Greg Barnett collaborated to mark the royal nuptials.

The extra footage was shot in Australia last week and this is the first time in the soap's 25 year history that extra scenes have been filmed at the request of the UK broadcaster.

BBC soap EastEnders have also revealed plans to mark the royal wedding with a party in the Queen Vic pub showing actual footage from the ceremony edited into the show.

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