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Neighbours

Guy Pearce's sweet tribute to Neighbours 35 years on from joining the show as heartthrob Mike Young

''I'll always appreciate this incredible opportunity.''

By Maddison Hockey
Since we first became acquainted with our beloved Neighbours over 35 years ago there have been many famous faces move in and out of Ramsay Street.
While many have gone on to huge success, there are a few standouts including Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce, who made names for themselves overseas.
We'd like to think even after finding stardom they don't forget their humble beginnings. Now, thanks to a very sweet tribute to the show, we know Guy certainly hasn't.
Guy played heartthrob Mike Young on the show. (Supplied)
Taking to Twitter the 53-year-old marked 35 years since joining the show.
"Dec 2nd 1985. On this day 35 years ago I started filming a little tv show in Ramsey street. Some of you may have heard of it. I was just 18 and a tad nervous. I met wonderful people and have great memories. I'll always appreciate this incredible opportunity. Thanku!! @neighbours," Guy wrote.
The sweet post garnered a lot of love from fans who recalled their favourite moments, but also fellow Neighbours stars.
"My first day was Feb 18, 1998. The rest of the tweet is 100% the same as above Raising hands (Actually, I was just shy of my 18th birthday)," Daniel MacPherson, who played Joel Samuels, wrote. Fellow Ramsay Street legend, Jason Donovan also replied: "I concur my friend … xxxx"
Mike caught the attention of plain Jane superbrain. (Supplied)
Guy starred as the swoon-worthy Mike Young on the soap for just four years back in the 1980s.
The actor has previously told TV WEEK he looks back fondly on his time on Neighbours.
"I had grown up as a kid doing theatre in Geelong, and I suddenly got this opportunity to go to Melbourne and work on this professional show," he says. "Not only that, but the show took off, as we know."
The actor has gone on to star in films ranging from Memento, to The King's Speech, to a role in the upcoming Mary Queen of Scots. On home soil he's found starring roles in shows including Jack Irish and The Wizard of Aus, but no matter where life takes him it appears Guy is still an Erinsborough boy at heart.

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