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Shortland Street - Dawn and Ali's Wedding

Television (Excerpts) – 2018

It's a big day on long-running soap Shortland Street when nurse Dawn Robinson (Rebekah Palmer) weds paramedic Ali Karim (Tane Williams-Accra). In these excerpts the excited bride-to-be, best man Curtis Hannah (Jayden Daniels), groom Ali and 'man of honour' Damo (Grant Lobban) check out the 'dirty old shed' Dawn has chosen as the venue. Dawn introduces her groom to her beloved 'aunties' — the iconic Topp Twins, playing themselves. Lynda and Jools serenade Dawn down the aisle, oversee the vows and, in the final excerpt, crack out their classic anthem 'Untouchable Girls' as the barn party revs up.

I was talking to the writers one day and they were like, 'We haven't got this completely sorted yet but when you refer to Aunty Jools and Aunty Lynda, that is the Topp Twins'. Meeting them was amazing. I actually think I was a wee bit star-struck but they were just so, so lovely, so funny. I know my nana would have absolutely loved that. She was related to the Topp Twins. It was definitely a really cool day and I thought Nana would have loved this.
– Rebekah Palmer (Dawn) on learning she would share a scene with the Topp Twins, The TV Guide, 8 November 2018