It’s the end of an era, my friends, for Australia’s iconic soap Neighbours is set to officially wrap up tonight after 37 years on our screens.
Even if you’re not a longtime fan of the legendary series, with a slew of the show’s most famous stars set to make their return to Ramsay Street – including Kylie Minogue and Margot Robbie – it’s one episode you certainly won’t want to miss.
In a statement, Channel Ten confirmed that the finale will air on their main channel at 7:30pm tonight.
If you don’t have free-to-air, however, don’t stress – because you can catch the final ever episode online as it airs live on 10Play.
“After 37 years, 8903 episodes, countless marriages, deaths, births and disasters, it’s time to say goodbye to Neighbours,” a statement said.
“The history-making final episode of Australia’s longest-running drama will be simulcast on 10 and 10 Peach on Thursday, July 28 at 7.30pm, in a gripping and emotional 90-minute finale.”
The final week of Neighbours has included 90-minute episodes airing on 10Peach from Monday, July 25 to Wednesday, July 27 at 6.30pm, prior to tonight’s finale.
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“Favourites from the past return to Ramsay St to celebrate with our Erinsborough locals. In a massive homecoming there will be something for everyone spanning all generations of viewers from the opening scene in 1985,” the network said.
“Don’t miss an unmissable final week of Neighbours, which starts Monday, July 25.”
As for what’s set to go down in the last-ever episode, apparently, we’ll finally see Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi find his happily ever after (uh, for the fourth time) as he walks down the aisle with Melanie Pearson.
It’s certainly going to be a star-studded affair, with fan favourite characters like Scott and Charlene (Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue) set to return for the shindig.
Taking to Twitter in May, executive producer of the show, Jason Herbison, said it “wouldn’t feel right” ending the show without the “ultimate Neighbours couple”.
“We are thrilled that Jason and Kylie have come home to play a very special part in our series finale,” he wrote, adding that it has been an “emotional experience” for everyone.
He also PROMISED that he won’t send off our fave soap in a literal blaze of glory.
“I would never, ever blow it up,” Jason told TV Blackbox. “The ending will be a celebration of the past and the present, with the door very much left open for a future.
“Ramsay Street is eternal and I like to think it will live on in the hearts and minds of the viewers, long after the final scene.”
Get the tissues ready, guys, ‘cos this finale is going to have us feeling all the feels.
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