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FIRST EVER Neighbours spin off revealed - and when it starts!

Neighbours Erinsborough High

The Channel 5 Aussie soap is getting its own spin off series this Autumn...

Fans of Channel 5 soap Neighbours are set to get an extra dose of Ramsay Street drama with a brand new daily spin off show. Neighbours: Erinsborough High will show exclusively on the channel’s On Demand service My5 in November.

Stripped across one week, the five-part series will focus on the students of Erinsborough High school in a dark storyline that sees one Year Twelve student go missing during exam week…

Neighbours, Mackenzie Hargreaves, Yashvi Rebecchi

Mackenzie (Georgia Stone) and Yashvi (Olivia Junkeer)

The spin-off will feature familiar Ramsay Street favourites including Yashvi Rebecchi and transgender pupil Mackenzie Hargreaves (opens in new tab), as well as introducing several new characters. The dramatic story will run alongside events in the regular show.

More story details are being kept under wraps for now but a Chanel 5 spokesperson has revealed: “It will explore issues universally troubling teens today – bullying, mental illness, sexuality, cultural diversity, parental and peer pressure and teacher-student relationships.”

Phew! Sounds like an action-packed week!

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Neighbours executive producer Jason Herbison has also teased that there may be more spin-off series in the offing: “It’s long been an ambition to delve deeper into some of our workplaces and the characters who populate them. Who knows what we might do next?"

It will be exciting to find out!

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Rachel Lucas
Rachel Lucas

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for (opens in new tab)WhatToWatch (opens in new tab).com, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.