After 37 years, Neighbours is officially coming to an end
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After 37 years, the iconic Aussie soap Neighbours has been cancelled.
The announcement was made via the show's official Twitter account on Thursday morning (3 March).
We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June. pic.twitter.com/YwlDZPb7zB
— Neighbours (@neighbours) March 3, 2022
"We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June," the tweet read.
"Following the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK and despite an extensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no option but to rest the show.
"To our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team.
"We thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high.
"From here on, we are celebrating Neighbours," it concluded.
The future of Neighbours was in jeopardy when British broadcaster Channel 5 announced it would no longer be airing the show.
"Neighbours will no longer air on Channel 5 beyond this summer," the channel shared in a statement.
"It has been a much-loved part of our schedule for more than a decade, and we'd like to thank the cast, Fremantle and all of the production team for their fantastic work on this iconic series.
"We'd also of course like to thank the fans for their loyal support of Neighbours across the years.
"We recognise that there will be disappointment about this decision, however our current focus is on increasing our investment in original UK drama, which has strong appeal for our viewers."
Channel 5 had largely funded the programme since 2008 when it no longer became commercially viable for Australian channel Ten to produce it alone.
Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie, Jason Donovan and Natalie Imbruglia are just some of the big names to have appeared on the Aussie soap over the years.
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