Rebekah Elmaloglou threw an emotional wrap-around party for her Neighbors co-star and says cast and crew were left in tears watching the final episode
Neighboring star Rebekah Elmaloglou revealed that she hosted an emotional series wrapping party on Thursday night for the 40 cast and crew.
The 48-year-old, who starred in Neighbors for ten years as Terese Willis, appeared on The Project on Friday and said he hosted a ‘crowded’ farewell party at his house.
He said it was a bitter affair where champagne and tissues flow freely.
Neighboring star Rebekah Elmaloglou (pictured) revealed she hosted an emotional series wrapping party on Thursday night for 40 cast and crew
‘It was huge I had all the players into my house. I hosted a farewell party. It’s a bit jammed.
‘We have 40 people. All the cast and their partners and some of the directors and producers. And that’s amazing. It was amazing.
“Tissues were tossed around the room. And lots of champagne was flowing. It was very emotional. But incredible. Incredible.”
Rebekah said it was a bittersweet affair where champagne and tissues flow freely
Rebekah explained that it was a great moment where the key personnel of the series came together to watch the finale as it was broadcast on Thursday night.
The series veteran said it was a big deal and was coy when asked what time he went to bed, quipping, ‘I wouldn’t say that’.
While Neighbors initially did well in Australia and the UK, its rankings have declined over the past decade.
The beleaguered soap opera faces an uncertain future following its cancellation by the original network Channel 5, where it has spent 14 of its last 37 years on British TV.
“Tissues were tossed around the room. And lots of champagne was flowing. It was very emotional. But incredible. It was incredible,” he said.
In a statement issued to MailOnline earlier this year, Network 10 and production company Fremantle confirmed: ‘It is with sadness that after nearly 37 years and nearly 9000 episodes broadcast, we can confirm that Neighbors will be ceasing production in the summer.
‘Following the loss of a major UK broadcast partner, and despite seeking alternative funding, we currently have no choice but to rest the show.
‘Everyone at Neighbors has been overwhelmed by the love and support from the audience since the news came out.
“But as this chapter of Ramsay Street draws to a close, we promise to do everything we can to put on the show it deserves.”
The series veteran said it was a big deal and was coy when asked what time he went to bed, quipping, ‘I wouldn’t say that’