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Neighbours lines up cast exits ahead of show’s final months

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As the show enters its final months on air, fans will say their goodbyes to several beloved characters.

After 37 years on the air, the long-running soap has announced that it would terminate production in June. The last episode will air in August in the United Kingdom, and in September in Australia.

Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) and Roxy Willis (Zima Anderson) will leave the show in the coming weeks, disappointing fans.

In a recent Isolation Interviews conversation with Hospital Radio Reading, Colette Mann, who played Sheila Canning, announced the pair’s exits.

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She broke the news while addressing her own unexpected leave from Neighbours.

Digital Spy knows that Kyle and Roxy’s last moments will air in mid-April at UK pace.

Meanwhile, a Neighbours insider has told Digital Spy that Ned Willis will be leaving the show as well, as actor Ben Hall’s contract has come to an end.

The three cast departures are thought to have been planned and storylined before the announcement that Neighbours would be ending.

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Kyle was first played by Chris Milligan in 2008, and he stayed in the role until 2016. In 2019, he returned to the role.

Ben landed the role of Ned in 2016 and became a regular two years later. Zima has been playing Roxy since 2019.

Following the revelation that production on Neighbours will be ending, the show’s producers are now focused on delivering the show a proper goodbye.

More returns will be announced at a later date, but Harold Bishop (Ian Smith) and Shane Ramsay (Peter O’Brien) have already been confirmed to return in the final weeks.

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According to a spokeswoman for the production company Fremantle, “We regret to inform you that after over 37 years and nearly 9000 episodes, Neighbours will be cancelled in the summer.

“We have no choice but to put the show on hold as a result of the loss of a significant broadcast partner in the UK, despite our efforts to find alternative funding.

“Since the news broke, everyone at Neighbours has been touched by the outpouring of love and support from the audience.

“The show has brought a sunny slice of Australia into the homes of millions of people all over the world, as well as launching the careers of dozens of household celebrities.

“However, as this chapter of Ramsay Street draws to a conclusion, we pledge to do everything in our power to give the programme the send-off it so richly deserves.”

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