The Neighbours finale is finally coming to Channel 5

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1 Jul 2022, 15:29

And it's in primetime!

Unless you've been living under an (ayers) rock, you'll know that beloved Australian soap Neighbours is coming to an end after 37 years.

UK fans have desperately been waiting for confirmation on when the final episode will be broadcast on these shores. Well, tie your kangaroos down, because said details have finally be announced!

Fire up your barbies, because the final episode will be getting a primetime slot on Channel 5 for its final ever episode. Having originally been billed to screen on Monday, August 1st, the anticipated date has now been brought forward to Friday, July 29th on these shores.

Channel 5 bosses have also announced that the third-from-last Neighbours episode will also air that day in the usual 1.45pm and 6pm timeslots. This will be followed by the big finale, broadcast as a double episode special at 9pm the same evening.

The Neighbours finale, the filming of which recently wrapped, has also been rescheduled in the show's native Australia.

Neighbours home network Channel 10 has announced that it will air the final episodes in a 90-minute slot on Thursday, July 28th at 7.30pm, simulcast on Channel 10 and 10 Peach.

It seems a bit unfair that Australians get nice weather and the chance to see the finale before us, but hey, they have to live with all those horrible spiders, so it evens out really.

"In what is set to be a gripping and emotional finale," said Channel 5 via statement, "fan favourites from the past will be returning to Ramsay Street to celebrate with our Erinsborough locals, in a send-off that will have something for everyone, spanning all generations and decades from the opening scene in 1985, to the final episode in 2022. 

"Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks about additional surprises to send off the iconic soap in style."

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.