Australia’s longest-running soap Neighbors ended last week after 37 years.
And Alan Fletcher, who played Dr. Carl Kennedy on the show for nearly three decades, revealed Monday that he was considering following his character into the world of medicine.
Speaking on Magic Radio’s breakfast show, the actor said: ‘Now that I’ve finished Neighbors, I’m really thinking about going into medicine’.
‘I’m actually thinking about going into medicine’: Neighbors’ Alan Fletcher reveals he’s planning a career change after soap ax (pictured earlier this month)
Allen, 65, told hosts Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott that until now he’s done everything he can to keep his on-screen persona separate from his personal life.
He joked: ‘When I’ve been on Neighbors, I don’t religiously give medical advice, because I’m worried that the authorities are tracking me’.
Speaking about the show’s finale which was watched by over 3 million viewers in the UK, he said: ‘Well, all I can tell you is that we have already celebrated a show that has been watched by people for 37 years. have liked.
In Character: Allen played physician Carl Kennedy in the long-running Australian soap and featured in several high-profile storylines
‘We want to see tears in our eyes in lounge rooms across the UK. That is our aim. … as we say thank you audience for being with us on the journey. It’s a great way to finish, I think it’s a beautifully crafted finish. Hope people will be happy with it’.
Speaking about her fellow star Margot Robbie, who played Donna Friedman on the show before it hit big in Hollywood, she said: ‘Treat to me is what neighbors can accomplish in terms of training and guiding people. , is its peak.
Before adding: ‘Mind you, when she moved into the studio long ago, Jackie Woodburn, who plays Susan, both literally changed and healed, she’s the bee’s knee’.
Friends: Allen has starred on the show with his on-screen wife Jackie Woodburn for 28 years, making them the longest-running characters
He said aloud: ‘He has everything. She can do comedy; She can do amazing high drama. Margot is a natural talent who was always destined to be on top… she is just amazing, absolutely amazing.’
Allen then went on to say that all his fellow actors who came back on the show with the spirit of giving back to the show changed his life in a big way.
‘My biggest experience in the last few weeks was I went to the canteen and Guy Pearce [who played Mike Young] Sitting there and those guys are a big wheel in Hollywood these days. I worked with him about 20 years ago.
Pride: Allen raves about her fellow co-stars Guy Pearce (left, in 2022) and Margot Robbie (right, on the show in 2011).
Goodbye: Stars Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan also return to their roots for soap finale
‘And to walk and just say good day friend, how are you? As if it was only yesterday. All he had to say was that I wanted to come back and do it because I know how much the neighbors have given me, and now it’s time to return it. And I think that’s the attitude everyone has bought into. Let’s respect the show which gave us our debut.
Allen further said that he would soon tour the UK in a one-man show: ‘I played Dr. Carl Kennedy was created. It’s been canceled year after year, but finally in September, I’m actually touring the whole UK doing that show.
Before adding: ‘And then next March we’re doing the neighbors’ farewell tour. Which is massive and is going to happen in every big city, in the biggest places.
Wonder! Hours before the finale, Australian Allen surprised EastEnders fans as he turned Ramsay Street for Albert Square in a special farewell clip posted on social media.
‘I think we have three shows at the London Palladium, and it will be huge. So yeah, I still have a lot of Dr. Carl activities.
Hours before the finale, Australian Allen surprised EastEnders fans as he turned Ramsay Street for Albert Square in a special farewell clip posted on social media.
As well as the clever conversation in which Allen played himself in a scene with some of the cast of the BBC soap, the stars sent heartfelt messages to the cast and crew of the Australian show.
In the short video, Linda Carter, played by actress Kelly Bright, is seated expressing grief over the ending of Neighbors.
When actor Allen – who recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss – unexpectedly taxied to the Bridge Street cafe to ‘get out fast’ When the search arrives, Linda is stunned.
She rises to her feet and swiftly asks Whitney Dean, played by Shona McGarty, to take a picture of her with the Australian soap star, after confirming that it is ‘Dr Carl Kennedy’.
Finale: The show ends after 37 years with a special finale episode watched by 3M people in the UK