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Comeback: Anne Charleston

Comeback: Anne Charleston

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Comeback: Anne Charleston

Neighbours star Anne Charleston has admitted she was "dubious" about returning to the soap, because of the elaborate way her character had been written back in.

Stars of the Australian soap past and present attended a party at the Cafe de Paris in London last night to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary.

Charleston, Stefan Dennis, Tim Phillipps and Olympia Valance were among the cast who had flown from Down Under especially to celebrate with British fans of the show, as well as former cast members Mark Little and Holly Valance.

Charleston (72) played no-nonsense coffee shop owner Madge Bishop for 13 years, until her character died of cancer in 2001.

Belfast Telegraph