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Jason Donovan's Biography

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In March 2005, Radio Times readers voted the 1988 wedding of Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan and Charlene Mitchell, played by Kylie Minogue as the best-on screen wedding ever. It was Neighbours' highest-ever rating episode.

Jason Donovan was originally cast in Neighbours as Danny Ramsey, but ended up replacing the actor who played Scott Robinson.

Pete Waterman signed Jason Donovan up to a career in music and he had hits with 'Too Many Broken Hearts', 'Sealed With a Kiss' and the duet 'Especially For You' (with Kylie).

Jason Donovan met his partner on the 25th anniversary tour of The Rocky Horror Show. They have two children, Zac and Gemma.

In 1992, The Face published an article claiming Donovan was homosexual. Donovan successfully sued them for libel.

After a successful period acting as Joseph in 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', Jason Donovan's career fell into decline.

More recently Jason Donovan acted in the popular musical, 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.

In April 2006 Jason Donovan appeared in Sweeney Todd and the BBC had an extensive interview with the former Neighbours star.

In 2007, Jason Donovan released his autobiography, Between The Lines: My Story Uncut.

Jason Donovan was one of the celebrities selected to go to the jungle in 2006 for I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Jason Donovan did well and ended up third, beaten only by Myleene Klass and Matt Willis.

Jason Donovan told Graham Norton on his chatshow, regarding I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here: "I really enjoyed it, it's a great show ... I'm happy to be known as the guy who didn't eat the anus!"

In 2008, Jason Donovan was cast as Daniel Marrack in ITV's new series, Echo Beach.

In September 2008, it was revealed that Jason Donovan was returning to London's West End to appear in Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical.

In 2011, Jason Donovan became a celebrity on Strictly Come Dancing. He was paired with Kristina Rihanoff. They came third.

In 2012, he was a judge on ITV1's Superstar.

In March 2019, it was revealed that Jason's 18 year-old daughter Jemma Donovan would follow in his footsteps and that of his father Terence in acting in Neighbours.

In 2019, he went back to acting in Joseph, but this time playing Pharaoh.

In September 2020, ITV announced that Jason Donovan would be one of the celebrities on Dancing on Ice in 2021.

He was paired with Alexandra Schaumann, however Jason had to withdraw with injury during the series.

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