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.

Comments (12)

  • Louise Smith

    9 days ago

    Louise Smith

    Now Brennans back but Kates dead

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    Jenna, if you've read the interview with Susan Bower big things are coming up for Kate and by the sounds of it, she's pregnant with Mark's baby. Hopefully he does return.

  • jenna

    over 2 years ago

    jenna

    tonights eppisode was really good, i thought she wouldnt go with him as i know mark was leaving the show and not her. I hope he comes back soon maybe keep an eye on the austrailian site see what happens !!!

  • cmb

    over 2 years ago

    cmb

    Thank you GillianH81, that makes sense now.

  • R

    over 2 years ago

    R

    This is so unrealistic...someone as good looking as Mark would not look twice at someone as annoying and average as Kate! I'm said to see Mark leave, wish it had been Kate.

  • Laz

    over 2 years ago

    Laz

    Real-time doesn't mean live...

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    cmb, real time means everything happpens in the half an hour. As Neighbours is shown at 6:30pm in Australia, everything in the ep happened between 6:30 - 7:00pm, so it was the same time on the show as it was when it was watched in australia.

  • cmb

    over 2 years ago

    cmb

    What does real time mean then, the 2 weeks filming will be squeezed into 25 mins!

  • Lisa

    over 2 years ago

    Lisa

    Gonna miss Mark as he's so lovely

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    It's not live, it was a real time episode. Mark needs to come back and be with Kate.

  • Anita

    over 2 years ago

    Anita

    Gutted that he is leaving. No more eye candy. Cant wait to see if kate stays or gos with him.

  • pete

    over 2 years ago

    pete

    live episode shot over 2 weeks, doesnt sound v live to me

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