MARK Little will be among the former stars of Neighbours to return for Channel 5 show's series finale later this year.

Better known as Joe Mangel to Neighbours fans, Mark will be jetting out from his home near Llanfyllin to join the likes of Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan for the show's series finale which will celebrate the most memorable characters from across across many eras.

The last episode of Neighbours in August will see fan favourites from its 37-year history return to the cul-de-sac community of Ramsay Street to bid the soap farewell.

The Australian soap opera first aired in 1985 and follows the lives of those living and working in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough.

Little debuted on-screen in the episode airing on August 8 1988.

He departed the serial in 1991. In 2005 he agreed to reprise the role as part of Neighbours' 20th anniversary celebrations and remained for four months.

Border Counties Advertizer: Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue as Scott and Charlene in Australian soap Neighbours.

Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue as Scott and Charlene in Australian soap Neighbours.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, who starred as power couple Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in the 80s, were previously announced as returning to the show.

Joining them will be Peter O’Brien who appeared in the show’s first episode as Shane Ramsay, Ian Smith who played Harold Bishop, Mark Little as Joe Mangel and Paul Keane who played Des Clarke.

Returning stars from the 90s include Daniel MacPherson who played Joel Samuels, Benjamin McNair as Malcolm Kennedy, Melissa Bell who played Lucy Robinson and Lesley Baker as Angie Rebecchi.

Among those returning from the 00s era are Chris Milligan who played Kyle Canning, Morgan Baker as Callum Rebecchi, Natalie Bassingthwaighte who played Izzy Hoyland and James Mason as Chris Pappas.

Pippa Black who played Elle Robinson and her on-screen brother Jordan Patrick Smith who played Andrew Robinson will also return.

Olympia Valance who starred as Paige Smith will return from the latest era of the show, alongside Jodi Anasta as Elly Conway, Zoe Cramond who played Amy Williams and Kate Kendall as Lauren Turner.

Ben Hall as Ned Willis, Olivia Junkeer who played Yashvi Rebecchi and Zima Anderson as Roxy Willis were also announced as returning.

Neighbours’ executive producer Jason Herbison said: “Whether the 80s, 90s, noughties or teens is your favourite decade, we will be delivering something for everyone as Neighbours draws to a close.

“Alongside the current cast we will be celebrating the most memorable characters from across many eras, with a few surprises up our sleeve.”

The show, which also launched the careers of Hollywood stars Margot Robbie and Liam Hemsworth, will cease production in June after being dropped by its broadcaster.

Filming has begun for the final month of the series with the final episode airing on August 1.