Neighbours

Ashleigh teases real-time episode

Ashleigh Brewer, aka Kate Ramsay, dishes the dirt on a very special real-time episode of Neighbours, in honour of dapper detective Mark Brennan.

Ashleigh teases real-time episode

Soap fans, it's time! Unplug the phone, hide the remote and grab a place on the sofa, because tomorrow marks a very special real-time episode of Neighbours, in honour of dapper detective Mark Brennan's farewell from Ramsay Street.

The drama, which sees Kate race the clock as she decides whether or not to join on/off boyfriend Mark in witness protection, was filmed over a two-week period, and star Ashleigh Brewer says the experience wasn't without its hurdles.

'The biggest challenge was the rain,' she explains. 'It looks amazing, but it was beyond freezing and it was a night shoot. I think it took me a week to thaw out!'

Add into the mix a pair of uncomfortable shoes ('My feet were bleeding after the night shoots!') and months of preparation and it's little wonder the experience turned out to be somewhat bittersweet. It was incredibly stressful, in a good way though,' Ashleigh continues. 'It was exhausting, and I think we can all say that we were happy once it was over. But the final result was well worth it.'

And Ashleigh's full of praise for star Scott McGregor, too, with whom she was thrilled to share such a milestone episode of the soap.  'I'm so glad the writers gave him such a good final storyline and that I could be a part of it.'

See Mark's final episode on Channel 5 tomorrow, 20 July, at 1.45pm and 5.30pm.