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Neighbours fans still tuning in for Aussie soap only to remember it's finished

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Neighbours fans are sad to see their routine spoiled! (Image credit: Fremantle)

Neighbours fans are going through withdrawal symptoms after the much-loved Australian soap came to an emotional end last week, with some still tuning into Channel 5 and disappointed to find that the soap is no longer on TV.

It was a day that no Neighbours fan wanted to see, as the popular soap met its sad end on Friday, July 29, 2022.

The finale brought back a number of iconic stars, including Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan as beloved couple Scott and Charlene Robinson, Guy Pearce as Mike Young, Ian Smith as the legendary Harold Bishop, Peter O’Brien as Shane Ramsay, Mark Little as Joe Mangle, Hollywood star Margot Robbie as Donna Freedman and many more.

Fans of the Australian soap were heartbroken to learn earlier this year that the show would be coming to an end after 37 years on our screens.

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Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue returned as Scott and Charlene Robinson. (Image credit: Fremantle)

Channel 5 boss Ben Frow revealed the reason why the show was not being renewed on the channel, and a key reason is that they felt the money could be spent creating UK shows, which could potentially mean new content further down the line.

Speaking to Radio Times he said: "I could spend the money on other things, which is what I decided to do. I can better spend the Neighbours money on UK shows."

Ben also discussed the future of Home and Away, which will be the only remaining Australian soap on Channel 5, saying: "I think it will be interesting to see what we do with it as we evolve.

"There might be somewhere else to put it in the 5 spectrum. But it’s a life-of-series deal, so it’s not going anywhere until the makers decide to cancel it."

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Guy Pearce also reprised his role as Mike Young for the finale. (Image credit: Fremantle)

Despite former legendary characters making a grand comeback and our favourite characters getting the happy-ever-afters they deserve in the finale, fans are still campaigning for the show to be brought back with a petition that currently has over 70,000 signatures.

Neighbours watchers took to social media to express their sadness on how their beloved soap is no longer on Channel 5…

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Previous episodes of Neighbours are available to stream on My5.

Grace Morris
Grace Morris

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.