Australian actor Jason Donovan has revealed that he would love to appear in a British soap if the opportunity came along. The 43-year-old - who sprang to fame in the late 80s as Neighbours' Scott Robinson - now lives in the UK with his wife Angela and their three children, and admitted he is keen to do more TV work. "I'd never say no to working on a British soap," Jason told Inside Soap magazine. "I really enjoyed my time on Echo Beach and have a lot of respect for the actors who work on long-running series. I'd like to take part in a really top-end drama in the UK - I adore television." Jason became a household name when he starred in Neighbours alongside Kylie Minogue, who played his onscreen wife Charlene. After leaving the show he enjoyed a successful pop career after he left the show, with a string of hits including Too Many Broken Hearts and his chart-topping duet with Kylie, Especially For You. "Neighbours wasn't huge when I joined, but it became that way," Jason said said. "It wasn't easy for me to leave Neighbours but it was time to go. "I wasn't really prepared for the pop star thing, but I've always loved what music can do."
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