By David Knox on March 14, 2009
And here is your glimpse of Dutch violinist Andre Rieu in Ramsay Street. Rieu is a fan of Neighbours and wanted to visit the show while he was on his Australian tour. In a whimsical, romantic scene, Rieu plays the violin for Paul (Stefan Denis) and Rebecca (Jane Hall) in the middle of the street.“The scene expands to others from the street who come out and start dancing, with Steph and Toadie, Karl and Susan. It’s all very cute,” a spokesperson told TV Tonight.
Rieu, who is normally in control of his spectacular events, was said to be momentarily thrown by his moment in the soap. “He was incredibly nervous. Right out of his comfort zone.” But he was also very friendly, including eating with the crew in a catering tent in his full tuxedo regalia.
A second scene for the waltz king holds another special moment for Rieu and the folk from Erinsborough. “There’s more magic to come,” said the spokesperson.
Update: Correction to this article ~ The Episode Airs April SEVENTH on TEN