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Olympia Valance and Charlotte Chimes on set of Neighbours in the rain

Former Neighbours star Olympia Valance is one of many actors returning to the long-running soap for its final episodes.

And the 29-year-old was seen shooting some of the last scenes for the show in the Melbourne rain on Thursday.

Joining her on set was actress Charlotte Chimes, 27, who looked jubilant despite the dreary weather.

Nothing can rain on their parade! Olympia Valance smiled on set of Neighbours in rainy Melbourne on Thursday afternoon. Many former stars have returned to film the last episodes

Olympia, who is the younger sister of fellow Neighbours alum Holly Candy (Née Valance), looked chic in a brown blazer and black pants. 

She styled her long dark hair loosely, teamed her look with heeled boots, and carried her belongings in a black bag.

The actress played Paige Smith on Neighbours for four years from 2014 to 2018.

Olympia smiled on set with the cast and crew, and at one point was handed a puffer jacket to wear as the rain poured down. 

Thanks for that! Olympia, 29, smiled on set with the cast and crew, and at one point was handed a puffer jacket to wear as the rain poured down

Thanks for that! Olympia, 29, smiled on set with the cast and crew, and at one point was handed a puffer jacket to wear as the rain poured down 

Final scenes: Olympia, who is the younger sister of fellow Neighbours alum Holly Candy (Née Valance), looked chic in a brown blazer and black pants

Accessories: She styled her long dark hair loosely, and teamed her look with heeled boots and carried her belongings in a black bag

Final scenes: Olympia, who is the younger sister of fellow Neighbours alum Holly Candy (Née Valance), looked chic in a brown blazer and black pants

Back on set: She played Paige Smith on Neighbours for four years from 2014 to 2018

Back on set: She played Paige Smith on Neighbours for four years from 2014 to 2018

Thrilled: Charlotte Chimes couldn't wipe the smile off her face as she danced around in the rain

Thrilled: Charlotte Chimes couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she danced around in the rain

Charlotte, meanwhile, couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she danced around in the rain in between takes. 

The bubbly redhead, who plays Nicolette Stone, wore black jeans, sneakers and a white crop top with a long green coat on top. 

After spotting the paparazzi, she pulled a friend over to dance with her in the rain. 

Fun: The redhead wore black jeans, sneakers and a white crop top with a long green coat

Fun: The redhead wore black jeans, sneakers and a white crop top with a long green coat

Leading lady: Charlotte plays Nicolette Stone on Neighbours

Having a blast: After spotting the paparazzi, she pulled a friend over to dance with her

Having a blast: After spotting the paparazzi, she pulled a friend over to dance with her

Having a ball on set: The two women danced in the rain

Having a ball on set: The two women danced in the rain

Olympia confirmed earlier this month she would be returning to Ramsay Street for the Neighbours finale, after the soap was axed in February.

She warmly remembered her time on the show in interview with Greek news outlet Neos Kosmos. 

‘Neighbours has always felt like home to me,’ she said. ‘There is a reason why everyone refers to Neighbours as the best training ground in the world.’ 

One last take: Olympia confirmed earlier this month she would be returning to Ramsay Street for the Neighbours finale, after the soap was axed in February

One last take: Olympia confirmed earlier this month she would be returning to Ramsay Street for the Neighbours finale, after the soap was axed in February

'Neighbours has always felt like home to me': She warmly remembered her time on the show in interview with Greek news outlet Neos Kosmos

'There is a reason why everyone refers to Neighbours as the best training ground in the world,' she added

‘Neighbours has always felt like home to me’:  She warmly remembered her time on the show in interview with Greek news outlet Neos Kosmos

She said news of the show’s cancellation, following the loss of its British broadcast partner Channel 5, left her extremely sad.

‘I feel like I grew up on Neighbours. It’s incredibly special to step back into the shoes of Paige as Australia farewells its most iconic television program,’ she added.

Olympia did not say whether her half-sister Holly would be joining her in the finale.

Saying goodbye: 'I feel like I grew up on Neighbours. It's incredibly special to step back into the shoes of Paige as Australia farewells its most iconic television program,' she said

Saying goodbye: ‘I feel like I grew up on Neighbours. It’s incredibly special to step back into the shoes of Paige as Australia farewells its most iconic television program,’ she said

Rumours: Olympia did not say whether her half-sister Holly would be joining her in the finale

Rumours: Olympia did not say whether her half-sister Holly would be joining her in the finale

It comes after footage surfaced on TikTok earlier this week of Neighbours icons Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, who played Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in the ’80s, back on Ramsay Street filming a cameo.

The pair, whose televised wedding 34 years ago was watched by 22 million viewers in Britain and Australia, were seen filming scenes for the highly anticipated finale.

Kylie wore a denim jumpsuit, which suggests Charlene is still working as a mechanic three decades after she left Erinsborough.

They're back! Footage surfaced this week of Neighbours icons Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, who played Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in the '80s, back on Ramsay Street

They’re back! Footage surfaced this week of Neighbours icons Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, who played Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in the ’80s, back on Ramsay Street

Earlier this month, a leaked script revealed the fate of lovebirds Charlene and Scott.

The couple will return to Erinsborough at the end of the episode and deliver the closing lines, according to the Popbitch newsletter.

The ’80s favourites, who are still together more than 30 years after tying the knot, pull up in their car on Ramsay Street and say: ‘We’re home.’

Iconic: The TV couple's wedding on Neighbours was watched by two million Australians on July 1, 1987. Their union was an even bigger attraction when it aired in the UK a year later, drawing 19.6 million viewers, making it Britain's third most-watched show of 1988

Iconic: The TV couple’s wedding on Neighbours was watched by two million Australians on July 1, 1987. Their union was an even bigger attraction when it aired in the UK a year later, drawing 19.6 million viewers, making it Britain’s third most-watched show of 1988

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