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Kylie Minogue resurrects her Neighbours character Charlene Robinson more than 30 years on in an advert for Tourism Australia aimed at encouraging Britons to go Down Under.

The singer, 51, who got her big break in the soap between 1986 and 1988, is dressed in mechanic overalls and rolls out from under a car in character.

Kylie Minogue stars in an advert for Tourism Australia
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Minogue is pictured at Uluru – which, from this year, tourists can no longer climb

The video, titled Matesong, features Minogue – who has called London her home in recent years – in several guises.

She starts out delivering a mock Queen’s Speech and references Brexit by saying “this year has been tough and confusing”.

Minogue then encourages Britons to travel to her native country, declaring “all of Australia loves you, and we’ll never judge you”.

The star described it as a “dream come true” to feature in the ad.

She said: “I’ve had the opportunity to see parts of the country I haven’t seen before, as well as to go home and revisit places that I know are beautiful.

“I’m such a proud Australian that I’ve spent most of my life travelling around the world sharing my stories of Australia with anyone who would listen, so I kind of feel like a walking tourism advert for Australia already.”

Kylie Minogue stars in an advert for Tourism Australia
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While koala bears feature in the video, another member of the marsupial family, the quokka, also makes a star appearance
Kylie Minogue stars in an advert for Tourism Australia
Kylie Minogue stars in an advert for Tourism Australia

The nearly three-minute video was aired on ITV before the Queen’s Speech.

It also features famous Australians including comedian Adam Hills, cricketer Shane Warne, world tennis number one Ashleigh Barty and Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe.

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