Craig McLachlan's strange Neighbours farewell following snub

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Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan may not have been asked to return for the show's finale, but has shared his own bizarre farewell to the "super soap" in a video on social media.

Taking to Facebook on Thursday night, the actor sat by a piano and said, "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."

Craig McLachlan bids farewell to Neighbours
Craig McLachlan has shared a strange farewell to Neighbours and his character Henry Ramsay after being left out of the show's finale. Photo: Facebook/Craig McLachlan

"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, and I loved each and every day."

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He then shared he had a "special guest via video link" with Craig then appearing in character as Henry outside in a garden wearing overalls and a wig.

"Thanks for letting me be part of your special Neighbours celebration, I really appreciate it," he said in character.

"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."

Craig then appeared in character as Henry outside in a garden wearing overalls and a wig. Photo: Facebook/Craig McLachlan
Craig then appeared in character as Henry outside in a garden wearing overalls and a wig. Photo: Facebook/Craig McLachlan

In the caption, Craig shared that he wanted to 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!" the actor added. "Hope you get a kick out of it."

Craig had previously slammed the show for not asking him to return to the show.

Two years ago, the actor was cleared of assault charges made against him by four women he worked with on the Rocky Horror Show in 2014.

A spokesperson for Craig spoke to The Sun, revealing the actor was particularly upset that the character's mother was reincarnated so Anne Charleston could be involved with the show.

"Henry’s dead mother is being reincarnated for the final episode — but cancel culture won’t allow her son Henry to appear or even be acknowledged," the spokesperson said.

Craig as Henry on the soap. Photo: Ten
Craig as Henry on the soap. Photo: Ten

"What Craig and his partner have endured over the past four-and-a-half years — only to come out the other side and be confronted by, among other things, the attempted permanent erasing of his part in Neighbours history — is devastating."

They continued, "Craig was not invited to take part in the closing episode or indeed to contribute in any way to the end of Neighbours."

The spokesperson added that Craig had always "happily and enthusiastically" celebrated previous Neighbours' milestones and was always "thrilled" to be invited.

Craig played the brother of Kylie Minogue's character Charlene on the soap from 1987 to 1989.

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