Neighbours: When can UK audiences watch the final episode? Who is in the cast? What channel will it be aired on

A LONG-running Australian soap racked up almost 900,000 metropolitan viewers for its finale episode last night.

By Hollie Busby
Friday, 29th July 2022, 4:17 pm

Neighbours said its final goodbye yesterday (July 28) after 37 years – airing to Australian fans on Channel 10 last night.

Views soared, with the show receiving its highest ratings in 13 years reaching 873,000 viewers.

The same finale episode is to air in the UK tonight (July 29) on Channel 5 at 9pm as a double episode special with many returning stars coming to Ramsay Street for the last time.

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    The soap opera first aired in Australia back in 1985 and came to UK TV screens the following year.

    The show worked to get several cameos on board for the Neighbours send off, with appearances from the show’s former stars, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donavon, Guy Pearce and Margot Robbie.

    The show has come to an end after ratings have dwindled in recent years.

    Even on a subsidiary channel in Australia, the soap struggled to attract more than 100,000 daily viewers.

    In its prime the show saw 20 million UK viewers tune in during the late 1980s.

    But viewing figures are now closer to one million with Channel 5 announcing it would be axing the show back in March.

    Speaking earlier this year, executive producer Jason Herbison said: ‘We all knew this day was coming but until we were here in this moment when the very last scene was filmed, it was hard to express how we would all feel.

    ‘Of course, it is sad and tears were shed, but we’re also enormously proud.

    ‘Thirty-seven years is an incredible achievement and that should be celebrated.’