HomeAmanda Holden is making a new role in the movie Neighbors as the Auntie to star lookalike Gemma Donovan

Amanda Holden is making a new role in the movie Neighbors as the Auntie to star lookalike Gemma Donovan

Amanda Holden was photographed on the set of Neighbors for the first time.

The actress, 50, landed a role on the Australian series playing Jason Donovan’s daughter’s aunt, Gemma, 21.

Channel 5 has now released the first looks from the set after the duo filmed in Waterloo, London, together before the episodes aired in the spring.

On Site: Amanda Holden looked as radiant as ever when she stepped onto the set of Neighbors in London alongside fellow co-star Gemma Donovan, who plays Harlow Robinson

In the show, Harlow’s character, Gemma, will travel to the United Kingdom in hopes of discovering a mystery about her late mother, Prue, played by Dennis van Ooten.

In between filming scenes, Amanda and Gemma posed for pictures together while holding the Ramsay Street sign, where the soap was placed.

Amanda also revealed that many passers-by thought the pair were related in real life.

She said, “My first day on the set was a fun and surreal experience. If I told myself I was 12/13 years old, I would one day show up at The Neighbors I would have never believed!

Lots of people were whistling in their cars and bystanders assumed Gemma was my real daughter because we look so alike! I can’t wait to continue my Harriet’s journey.

Scene: Amanda tells how many passers-by thought she and Gemma were actually connected while they were filming in the capital

Scene: Amanda tells how many passers-by thought she and Gemma were actually connected while they were filming in the capital

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Amanda gave fans a glimpse of her posh figure while speaking on the phone.

‘Hello, Agent, Ramsay Street, please,’ she said in an upper-shell accent.

Amanda commented on the post: ‘Everyone needs good neighbors again on set tomorrow with the awesome @jemma_donovan’.

The British Got Talent judge looked gorgeous on filming day as she wore a pink short-sleeved dress.

AMAZING: Amanda Holden looked as radiant as ever when she stepped onto the Neighbors' group

Role: By taking to Instagram on Sunday, Amanda gave fans a glimpse of her posh character while talking on the phone

Role: By taking to Instagram on Sunday, Amanda gave fans a glimpse of her posh character while talking on the phone

While she is now best known for her work with Heart Radio and British Got Talent, Amanda is an accomplished actress with roles in Wild at Heart, The Grimleys, and Cut It.

“Like most people in the UK who were around in the late ’80s and early ’90s, I grew up watching The Neighbors every day,” Amanda said in a statement.

You were glued to our TV for Kylie’s wedding [Minogue] and Jason [Donovan], while cursing Mrs. Mangle [Vivean Gray] And pray that Mike and Jane [Guy Pearce and Jane Harris] They will finally meet! Not to mention all the other greats over the years.

To have a chance now to be a part of such a popular Australian show is simply amazing. I can’t wait to work with Jemma in London. This seems like a happy occasion for everyone.

Runs in the Family: Gemma is the daughter of Jason Donovan (pictured in 2019) who made a name for himself on Neighbors before starting his singing career.

Runs in the Family: Gemma is the daughter of Jason Donovan (pictured in 2019) who made a name for himself on Neighbors before starting his singing career.

The news follows fears that the popular Australian soap will be scrapped, after an already turbulent year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last month, the production company behind the hit TV show, Fremantle Media, told ABC that changes to local content quotas could lead to the deaths of Ramsay Street residents.

I think that in an outdoor environment, the neighbors can definitely be in danger if the stakes [for Australian content] CEO Chris Oliver Taylor said.

Soap stars: On the show, Harlow's character, Gemma, will move to the UK in hopes of discovering a mystery about her late mother, Prue, played by Dennis Van Outen (pictured)

Soap stars: On the show, Harlow’s character, Gemma, will move to the UK in hopes of discovering a mystery about her late mother, Prue, played by Dennis Van Outen (pictured)

The long-running drama was forced to halt production earlier this year at the onset of the health crisis.

At the time, commercial broadcasters — which are governed by strict rules and must show 55 percent of locally made content — pleaded for a delay in implementation because they saw their revenue and ratings plummet.

The federal government has temporarily thrown the faltering networks a lifeline by suspending classes for locally produced dramas, documentaries and children’s shows.

Going out in style: Amanda looked in great spirits after filming her role

Going off in style: Amanda is back at Heart FM Monday morning

Setting off in style: Amanda looked in great spirits after filming her role as she returned to work at Heart FM Monday morning

Blue-tiful: Amanda looked gorgeous in varying shades of blue as she left Radio Global Studios in London after her breakfast show.

Blue-tiful: Amanda looked gorgeous in varying shades of blue as she left Radio Global Studios in London after her breakfast show.

Quota review has been suspended – with an option to extend the suspension if necessary until 2021.

However, the networks are now calling for permanent change, claiming that the old rules are “obsolete”.

Oliver Taylor explained that this could mean death for many shows.

Chic and cheerful: Amanda had a vision of beauty spreading her stuff from the studio

Chic and cheerful: Amanda had a vision of beauty spreading her stuff from the studio

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