Craig McLachlan blames ‘cancel tradition’ for him lacking out on ‘Neighbours’ finale

Craig McLachlan has been disregarded of the Neighbours finale amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (WireImage)

Craig McLachlan has blamed the affect of “cancel tradition” within the wake of sexual attack allegations for the truth he’ll no longer go back within the upcoming Neighbours finale.

The actor performed Henry Ramsay — brother of Kylie Minogue’s persona Charlene — at the Australian cleaning soap between 1987 and 1989 and seemed in additional than 800 episodes sooner than leaping send to rival display Home and Away.

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McLachlan walked Minogue down the aisle within the display’s well-known marriage ceremony episode, however won’t sign up for his on-screen sister and different returning forged participants for the farewell particular.

In a remark — reported by means of the Mirror — a spokeswoman for the 56-year-old actor mentioned it used to be “devastating” when he used to be no longer invited to go back for the finale.

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“Henry’s lifeless mom is being reincarnated for the overall episode, however cancel tradition gained’t permit her son Henry to seem and even be stated,” the remark mentioned.

McLachlan used to be accused of sexual harassment all through a manufacturing of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014 and used to be due to this fact cleared in 2020 through a Justice of the Peace of fees associated with alleged attacks on 4 ladies.

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In 2021, additional allegations have been made in opposition to the big name through a number of actors, whilst British presenter Jeanne Downs claimed he groped her all through a are living phase on ITV in 1990.

McLachlan has denied the claims in opposition to him and mentioned in terms of Downs that her allegation used to be “false, uncorroborated and not the topic of a criticism”.

Craig McLachlan was accused of sexual misconduct during a production of The Rocky Horror Show, in which he played Frank N Furter. (Getty)

Craig McLachlan used to be accused of sexual misconduct all through a manufacturing of The Rocky Horror Show, by which he performed Frank N Furter. (Getty)

In the brand new remark, McLachlan’s spokeswoman added: “What Craig and his spouse have continued over the last four-and-a-half years — handiest to return out the opposite facet and be faced through, amongst different issues, the tried everlasting erasing of his phase in Neighbours historical past — is devastating.

“Craig used to be no longer invited to participate within the last episode or certainly to give a contribution in any solution to the tip of Neighbours.”

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McLachlan up to now mentioned within the wake of his acquittal that the sexual attack claims made in opposition to him had “ruined lives”.

He added: “Not simply me. You wish to crucify me? Fine. Look what it is carried out to my stunning spouse. Look what it continues to do to my circle of relatives each day.”

Craig McLachlan played Henry in Neighbours and was Kylie Minogue's on-screen brother. (Fremantle)

Craig McLachlan performed Henry in Neighbours and used to be Kylie Minogue’s on-screen brother. (Fremantle)

Neighbours is because of come to an finish on 29 July with an hour-long particular episode by which a lot of faces from the display’s previous will reprise their roles.

Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue will go back as Scott and Charlene, whilst Guy Pearce could also be again on Ramsay Street and Margot Robbie is ready to turn up by means of video name.

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The display used to be cancelled within the wake of Channel 5’s choice to awl its profitable UK rights deal to be able to center of attention on extra homegrown programming.

Channel controller Ben Frow mentioned: “I may spend the cash on different issues, which is what I determined to do. I will higher spend the Neighbours cash on UK presentations.”

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