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Channel 5 boss reveals whether new soap will replace Neighbours


Ben Frow, the head of Channel 5, has disclosed whether a new soap opera will take Neighbours’ place after it is cancelled.

There are no plans to replace Neighbours, according to the showrunner in an interview with Radio Times Magazine.

“No. Today, I believe, people watch TV in quite different ways. That much nightly dedication to a soap opera is enormous, “added said.

“Where is the space when you have Coronation Street, EastEnders, Casualty, and Emmerdale? My money would be better spent on more adaptable content than a typical soap.”


The popular television series Neighbours is officially getting close to its end, and it’s finishing with a lot of familiar faces. Since making a comeback, Izzy Hoyland has delivered two bombshells, and Joe Mangel’s return just finished airing.

Finally, pictures of Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue walking along the street have surfaced.

The double-bill conclusion will show on July 29 at 9 p.m., and two specials, Neighbours: What Happened Next and Neighbours: The Stars’ Greatest Hits, will follow. This was confirmed by Channel 5.

According to Frow, the decision to terminate Neighbours was made for financial reasons because the money could be “better spent” on UK programmes.


The channel manager went on to say that the programme might be continued for its UK audience before introducing: “I had two options: I could buy other things with the money, which is what I chose to do. I could invest the Neighbours funds better on UK programming.”

Frow has stated that the show will continue, regardless of what happens to other soap operas like Home and Away.

“No. However, I think it will be intriguing to observe how we use it as we advance. There may be another location on the 5 spectrum where it belongs “Before explaining why the show won’t be cancelled, he continued.

It is a life-of-series contract, therefore it won’t end until the creators decide to discontinue it.


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