The final episode of Neighbours will air on the SAME day in Australia and the UK – after it was axed by Channel 5 following 37 years
- The last episode of Neighbours will air Monday, August 1, in the UK and Australia
- TV execs last month confirmed the Aussie soap was being axed after 37 years
- Neighbours’ final scenes will be filmed in Melbourne in June
- Many Hollywood stars began their careers on the show, including Margot Robbie
The finale of long-running Australian soap Neighbours will air on Monday, August 1.
The episode will be broadcast on the same day in Australia and the UK, where the show is aired on 10 Peach and Channel 5 respectively.
The Australian broadcaster last month confirmed the series was being axed after an incredible 37 years on the air.
Farewell, Ramsay Street: The finale of Aussie soap opera Neighbours (cast pictured) will air on Monday, August 1. The episode will be broadcast on the same day in Australia and the UK
The last episode will be filmed in Melbourne in June.
Channel 10 and production company Fremantle previously told MailOnline: ‘It is with sadness that after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes broadcast, we are confirming that Neighbours will cease production in the summer.
‘Following the loss of a key broadcast partner [Channel 5] in the UK, and despite a search for alternative funding, we currently have no option but to rest the show.
‘Everyone at Neighbours has been overwhelmed by the love and support from the audience since the news came out.
‘The show has brought a sunny slice of Australia into the homes of millions of viewers around the world launching the careers of dozens of household names along the way.
‘But as this chapter of Ramsay Street comes to a close, we promise to do everything we can to give the show the send-off it deserves.’
Iconic: The Australian broadcaster last month confirmed the series was being axed after an incredible 37 years on the air. (Pictured: Neighbours actors Alan Fletcher Jackie Woodburne)
Stars including Kylie Minogue, who found fame as Charlene Robinson on Neighbours before launching a successful music career, have mourned the loss of the show that helped launch their careers.
The pint-sized pop star tweeted: ‘I’ll be forever grateful for the experience and the friends I made on Neighbours.
‘We had no idea how big the show would become and how passionately viewers would take it to heart. Pure love! I can still hear Madge calling… CHARLENE!!!!’
‘Grateful’: Stars including Kylie Minogue, who played Charlene Robinson on Neighbours before launching a music career, have mourned the loss of the show that helped launch their careers. (Pictured Kylie and Jason Donovan, who played Scott and Charlene, in 1988)
Channel 10 also said in a statement the axing of the show was a ‘difficult decision’.
‘Today, Fremantle confirmed that Neighbours will cease production in June, after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes,’ a network spokesperson said.
‘This difficult decision came after the search for an alternative UK broadcast partner proved unsuccessful.’
Tough call: Australian broadcaster Channel 10 said the axing of the show was a ‘difficult decision’. (Pictured: Ryan Moloney, who plays Toadie Rebecchi)
‘A much-loved stalwart of our program schedule for over 35 years it has been a staple of Australian television drama, and Australian cultural exports,’ the rep added.
‘Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, is a cul-de-sac recognised all over the world and has been home to Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Dr Karl and Susan, Dee and Toadie, Aaron and David and many, many more neighbours.
‘Network 10 thanks the cast, crew, all the production team and Fremantle for bringing the perfect blend of soap and sunshine to audiences in Australia and around the world.’
Many Hollywood stars, including Margot Robbie and Chris Hemsworth, began their careers on the show, which premiered in Australia in March 1985.
Familiar face: Many Hollywood stars, including Margot Robbie (centre) and Chris Hemsworth, began their careers on the show, which premiered in Australia in March 1985
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