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Margot Robbie sent the sweetest gift to the Neighbours set on their final day of filming

She'll always remember her roots.

By Alex Lilly
From Kylie Minogue to Liam Hemsworth, Neighbours has launched the careers of many international stars, but one in particular hasn't forgotten her roots.
In a post shared by Takaya Honda, he revealed that Margot Robbie had sent a thoughtful gift to the cast and crew to mark the end of an era as the final episodes were filmed.

Taking to Instagram Takaya, who plays David Tanaka on the soap, revealed that the Hollywood heavyweight had sent 37 bottles of champagne to the Melbourne set.
"Like everything we did, we did it together. That's a wrap ♥️," he captioned the post.
"Thanks Margot for the champagne. 37 bottles for 37 years. @neighbours."
Hollywood star Margot Robbie sent 37 bottles of champagne to the Neighbours set to mark 37 years of the soap. (Image: Getty)
Margot was just 17-years-old when she moved to Melbourne to begin her acting career and landed the role of Donna Freedman.
In her three years on the show, she received two Logie Award nods before leaving to pursue a career stateside.
"I love that Aussies have a great reputation in Hollywood. I think it comes from having a good work ethic," she told TV WEEK in 2017.
"Neighbours helped me develop one – it [the filming] moves quickly, and you learn that if you're not going to show up and do a good job, someone else will take it."
Whilst her character left Ramsay Street to pursue her fashion dreams in New York City, Margot went on to star in blockbusters including The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and was even nominated for an Oscar twice for her films I, Tonya and Bombshell.
"If someone mentions Neighbours, the emotion I feel most is definitely nostalgia. I miss it so much - I miss being on the show, I miss being in Australia and having the show ever present. I just have the fondest memories," she said.
Margot played Donna Freedman on the soap for three years. (Image: Network 10)
Neighbours was axed after Channel Five in the UK, the show's biggest financial backer in recent years, announced that it will not renew the program after this coming British summer.
"We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June," the show's Twitter account announced in March 2022.
"Following the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK and despite an extensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no option but to rest the show.
"To our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team. We thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high. From here on, we are celebrating Neighbours."

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