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Bad taste in McLeod's mouth

Drovers Run may have run its course, but someone forgot to tell the fans of McLeod's Daughters, who have been left hanging for the final episodes by Channel 9.

And, according to McLeod's Daughters' leading lady Simmone Jade McKinnon they're "really angry about it".

The Logie-winner told Confidential she was "sick of being stopped in the street by people and not being able to tell them anything" because the network had not even told the cast when the show's final season would air.

With 22 episodes yet to be seen, McKinnon fears a flush of new dramas at Nine, including Underbelly, Sea Patrol and Canal Road, would delay the farewell even longer for loyal fans.

The show's axing after eight years has also left her in the lurch, after signing a large mortgage for a property near the South Australian set just a month before the production was abandoned.

"I just thought the show would go on forever, so now I'm kinda in limbo and left with this massive property mortgage on my own," McKinnon said.

"People are really angry about it and I can understand how disappointed they are."

Ignoring the actors' adage to never work with kids or animals, McKinnon has kept herself busy since filming on the series finished three weeks ago. At home on the range, the TV favourite hopes to turn her hand to horse agistment to make her 32ha property at Gawler profitable.

And yesterday she entertained sick kids at the Sydney Children's Hospital, ahead of the Starlight Foundation's fundraising day on May 2.

April 15, 2008
The Daily Telegraph