As Neighbours, which was cancelled in March, is almost about to end permanently, it will mark the end of an era. The Australian daytime soap opera on Channel 5 helped launch the careers of celebrities like Liam Hemsworth, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, and of course, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan. Sadly, the end is near as the precise date for the publication of Neighbours’ final episode has already been disclosed.
When will Neighbours’ last episode air?
The time has come for fans of Neighbours to bid the television series a heartfelt farewell after nearly 40 years on our screens.
The last episode has finished filming, and Channel 5 has stated that it will air in less than a month.
On Friday, July 29, at 9 p.m., Neighbours’ grand finale, a two-episode special, will premiere.
On this occasion, Channel 5 fans will be treated to a multitude of shows.
On July 29, Neighbours will air at its regular times of 1.45 and 6.
The major spectacle will then begin airing at 9 p.m. the same evening with back-to-back episodes.
The Australian drama first debuted in 1985 on BBC One, where it ran for the following 23 years.
Neighbours wasn’t relocated to Channel 5 until 2008, where it has remained ever since.
Fremantle Media, the production company, attempted to find a new home for the series but was unsuccessful.
On July 29, a dramatic and emotional final few episodes will air, according to fans.
There will be something for all ages, as has previously been hinted at.
Several well-known characters will also make a triumphant return to Ramsay Street in the finale.
For the final episode of the series, the enduring romantic couple Charlene (Kylie Minogue) and Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) will return.
Recently, it was made public that actor Guy Pearce is another former Neighbours star who would be reprising his role as Mike Young.
Izzy Hoyland’s Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Joel Samuel’s Daniel MacPherson, Lucy Robinson’s Melissa Bell, and Harold Bishop’s Ian Smith are among the returning actors.
The depressing news first surfaced on the Neighbours’ official Twitter account earlier this year.
“We are extremely sorry to announce that Neighbours will cease production in June after over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes broadcast,” the statement said.
“We have no choice but to put the show on hold in light of the loss of our important broadcast partner in the UK and despite a thorough hunt for alternative funding.
We acknowledge that this is a great disappointment for our wonderful, devoted fans as well as for the entire team.
“We appreciate all of your expressions of support and pledge to end the programme with a bang. We will now be honouring our neighbours.
On Channel 5, Neighbours continues every day at 1.45 p.m.