EastEnders 30th anniversary: Neighbours honours soap with hilarious sketch

The cast of Neighbours have taken on the roles of EastEnders characters

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Even the cast of Aussie soap Neighbours are excited to find out who killed Lucy Beale on EastEnders, so much so that they have recorded a special sketch.

Susan Kennedy is seen slipping on milk before waking up in the midst of episode of EastEnders, which celebrates its 30th anniversary today.

Jackie Woodburne’s Ramsay Street regular then meets a host of people, played by Neighbours actors, claiming to be EastEnders characters.

Cockney accents are employed to varying degrees of success in the entertaining clip, titled “East Erinsborough”, with Alan Fletcher, Colette Mann, Morgana O’Reilly, Stefan Dennis, Olympia Valance and Kate Kendall all taking part.

Some classic EastEnders moments are re-enacted in the video, including a fight between Naomi Canning and Paige Smith that echoes the famous row between Kat and Zoe Slater (“You ain’t my mother! Yes I am!”).

Sheila Canning as Peggy Mitchell in the Queen Vic

We see Sheila Canning pay tribute to Peggy Mitchell with her classic line “Get out of my pub!”, while Karl Kennedy delivers Susan divorce papers and acts out a scene involving Den and Angie Watts.


“Thirty years is a long time in television and we know how much blood, sweat and tears, as well as a lot of love and laughs, goes into producing serial drama, so well done EastEnders,” said Neighbours producer Jason Herbison.

“Our cast had a fantastic time paying homage to save memorable Walford moments in the sketch, and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to have Colette scream, ‘Get out of me pub’.”

Neighbours will celebrate its own 30th anniversary later this year, with past characters returning for special episodes in March.