Neighbours star Scott Major, who plays Lucas Fitzgerald on the popular soap, has confirmed that he will be departing Ramsay Street.

The 37-year-old actor, who starred in the show for over five years, filmed his final scenes last week.

A spokesperson for the Australian show confirmed the news to Digital Spy, but details about Scott's exit scenes are being kept under wraps.

It's yet to be confirmed whether Major's on-screen partner Alin Sumarwata (Vanessa Villante) will be staying with the programme after his departure.

Speaking about his departure, a show insider said: "There's a big few months ahead for Lucas. After so many ups and downs with Vanessa, it'll be interesting to see whether the couple get a happy ending or if there's more heartbreak in store."

Lucas was introduced to the soap in July 2008 as the edgy younger brother of Daniel Fitzgerald.