Neighbors star Jackie Woodburne shuts down rumors she has tattooed sleeves

Jackie Woodburne has spent years debunking long-running rumors that she hid sleeve tattoos under her long-sleeved tops.

But the actress best known for playing Susan Kennedy on Neighbors finally shut down the rumors on Monday.

The 66-year-old without a tattoo was seen leaving Channel Ten’s Nunawading Studios following a crisis meeting over the future of the long-running soap opera.

Debunked: Jackie Woodburne (pictured) has spent years denying long-running rumors that she’s hiding sleeve tattoos under her long-sleeved tops

The Young Doctors star wore a short-sleeved white blouse that showed off her bare – and inky – arms.

Woodburne cut a dejected face as she left the reunion alongside other cast members, during which they were told of Neighbors’ bleak future.

On Sunday, it emerged production of the soap would cease after 37 years as a staple of Australian and UK television after UK network Channel 5 refused to renew the show.

Without ink: The 66-year-old without a tattoo was seen leaving Channel Ten's Nunawading studios following a crisis meeting over the future of the long-running soap opera

Without ink: The 66-year-old without a tattoo was seen leaving Channel Ten’s Nunawading studios following a crisis meeting over the future of the long-running soap opera

Filming is expected to wrap on June 10, if no new broadcasters emerge to provide the funds needed to resume production.

Woodburne has been a Neighbors staple since 1994.

And the tattoo rumor has persisted for almost as long as it’s been in the celebrity spotlight.

Sad day: Woodburne cut a dejected face as she left the reunion alongside other cast members, during which they were told of Neighbors' bleak future.  Pictured on British TV show This Morning on May 30, 2017

Sad day: Woodburne cut a dejected face as she left the reunion alongside other cast members, during which they were told of Neighbors’ bleak future. Pictured on British TV show This Morning on May 30, 2017

The strange conspiracy theory apparently started because of his habit of always wearing long-sleeved shirts.

Obsessed neighbors are convinced that her character covers her arms because producers don’t want viewers to know that Jackie is covered in tattoos.

And despite Jackie repeatedly denying the speculation, there are still plenty of fans who are convinced she has something up her sleeve.

Out of Sight: The bizarre conspiracy theory apparently started because of Jackie's habit of always wearing long-sleeved shirts on screen.  Pictured as Susan Kennedy on Neighbors

Out of Sight: The bizarre conspiracy theory apparently started because of Jackie’s habit of always wearing long-sleeved shirts on screen. Pictured as Susan Kennedy on Neighbors

“I’ve heard this many times and denied it many times,” Jackie said. The Express in 2015, joking that she might have to appear nude to prove it.

She even offered a statement categorically denying that she is tattooed in any way.

“I solemnly and sincerely declare that I have not a single secreted tattoo on my person. My body is free of any embellishments, artwork of brand logos of any kind,” she said.

Conspiracy!  Obsessed neighbors are convinced that her character covers her arms because producers don't want viewers to know that Jackie is covered in tattoos.  Pictured with his co-star Alan Fletcher, who plays Karl Kennedy

Conspiracy! Obsessed neighbors are convinced that her character covers her arms because producers don’t want viewers to know that Jackie is covered in tattoos. Pictured with his co-star Alan Fletcher, who plays Karl Kennedy

Talk to digital spy in 2009, Jackie said the tattoo conspiracy theory was “one of the [her] favorite rumors”.

“I don’t have any tattoos, but it makes me a lot more interesting if I say, ‘Yeah, I’m covered from head to toe. But unfortunately, no,” she added.

Jackie thinks the rumor may have started because a pornstar who shares her name is covered in tattoos.

Fake news!  Despite Jackie repeatedly denying the speculation, there are still plenty of fans who are convinced she has something up her sleeve.

Fake news! Despite Jackie repeatedly denying the speculation, there are still plenty of fans who are convinced she has something up her sleeve.

“Now that someone saw our work and misled us…I find that highly unlikely, but maybe that’s where it all started.” I can only guess!’ she chuckled.

In a 2017 interview with a British chat show This morningJackie again addressed the rumours.

She even confessed that the Neighbors production team once gave her fake tattoo sleeves as a joke.

To mix together?  Jackie thinks the rumor may have started because a porn star who shares her name is covered in tattoos

To mix together? Jackie thinks the rumor may have started because a porn star who shares her name is covered in tattoos

“Our digital department has shot a funny video for the internet in which Susan is clearly dressed as a cyclist. So [there were] tattoo sleeves, which I thought was fantastic,” she said.

And while she may not have any tattoos yet, Jackie added that she wouldn’t rule it out entirely.

‘Never say never, but I don’t think I would, as I get older [they] would probably change shape and look totally awful,” she said.