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Neighbours fans will find they have got to wait a little longer for their next fix of Australian soap drama after the show has been put on a reduced schedule following the coronavirus outbreak.

As with all of our favourite soaps, there has been a shake up in when they are being shown on TV as filming is thrown into chaos following government advice to stay at home.

Neighbours, Finn Kelly

Neighbours fans recently watched Finn drown in a shocking climax of his latest storyline (Picture: Channel 5)

With the future so uncertain, Neighbours bosses made the decision to reduce the number of episodes aired each week to make sure we can continue to enjoy the show on screen for as long as possible.

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Neighbours is now being shown Mondays and Fridays, instead of the usual five days a week it is usually on.

In an official statement from Channel 5 a spokesperson announced: "As a result of Covid-19, we have taken the decision to reduce the number of episodes for Neighbours and Home and Away from five to two per week for both soaps."

Mark Brennan Neighbours

Mark is still fighting to prove Elly isn't capable of murder (Picture: Channel 5)

All other soaps have made amendments to their scheduling for the same reason.

Yesterday's Neighbours was packed full of drama as everyone continued to struggle with the fall out from Finn Kelly's reign of terror.

As Kyle Canning faced going back to work at the 82 tram after his dad Gary's untimely death, he was left pleasantly surprised when his friends and neighbours joined forces to make his first day back more bearable.

Surprisingly it was Paul Robinson who got Pierce, Dipi and Chloe together to help open the tram after Kyle dreaded going back to the restaurant that he ran with his dad.

Sky Neighbours

Yashvi offered a fresh perspective on Elly's case yesterday (Picture: Channel 5)

But Kyle wasn't the only one struggling.

Shane was also at a loss over how to help Dipi as she mourned her friend, while David continued to question his ability as a doctor after failing to see the signs that Finn was turning evil again.

Meanwhile, Mark continued to fight to prove Elly's innocence as the evidence continues to stack up against her, but will Sky realise that Finn's death wasn't murder?

Kyle Canning

Kyle got by with a little help from his friends yesterday (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

Yashvi also got involved with the police investigation, but will she end up unearthing existence that could prove Elly's innocence?

The next instalment of Neighbours can be seen on Good Friday (10th April), with Chloe suggesting to Elly that she watches Finn's video diaries.

But will she make Elly feel better? Or is Chloe about to make things a whole lot worse?

Neighbours will temporarily air a reduced schedule of two episodes a week. Watch on Mondays and Fridays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.