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"It truly is the end of an era": Delta Goodrem shares her heartbreak over Neighbours' cancellation

''The show was a true school of the industry for so many people's paths including mine!!''

By Alana Mazzoni
As Neighbours nears its end after 37 years on air, dozens of former and current stars have taken to social media to reminisce and share their sadness over the soap's cancellation.
One such Ramsay Street icon is Delta Goodrem, whose music career was launched when she landed the role of Nina Tucker back in 2002.
The 37-year-old took to Instagram on Tuesday night to praise the show, its creators and her fellow costars.
Delta landed the role of Nina Tucker in 2002. (Image: Ten)
"It truly is the end of an era @neighbours 💔 the show was a true school of the industry for so many people's paths including mine!!" she wrote alongside a video montage of her favourite Nina Tucker scenes.
"The moment of Nina singing Born To Try for the first time stayed with me forever. The start of it all."
Delta performed the hit piano-based ballad on the show, which helped it reach number one on the ARIA Singles Chart and number three in the UK.
Her role on Neighbours scored her a TV WEEK Logie for Most Popular New Talent at the 2003 Logie Awards.
Neighbours helped launch Delta's singing career. (Image: Getty)
"And then coming back to Erinsborough years later… you always felt at home walking on set!" Delta continued, referencing her return to the soap in 2015 for Neighbours' 30th anniversary.
"Congratulations on the incredible 37 years to all involved and big love to all the fans of the show. It's been a wonderful experience to be a part and share with you."
Since leaving acting behind to focus solely on her singing career, Delta has always spoken highly of her time on Neighbours.
"There's a lot of graduates that I'm proud to say I was part of the Neighbours group no matter what era we're all in - there's a secret society!" she joked on the soap's 30th birthday reunion special.
Neighbours was first rumoured to end when Channel Five in the UK, the show's biggest financial backer, announced that it would not renew the program after this coming British summer.
More than 60,000 fans signed a petition to save the long-running soap, while dozens of former stars including Rob Mills, Natalia Imbruglia and Daniel MacPherson called for Channel 10 to find an alternative UK broadcaster.
But sadly, production company Fremantle failed to secure another UK broadcaster, and in early March announced the show will be filming its final scenes in June.
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