Neighbours viewers in tears as they watch ‘nostalgic’ soap finale

Viewers of Neighbours were left in tears as they watched the final episode of the soap.

It was announced in February that Channel 5 would drop the long-running soap from its line-up and doubts were quickly cast over whether the show's producers Fremantle Media would be able to secure a replacement broadcaster.

Shortly afterwards it was announced that the show would be ending after nearly 9,000 episodes, 63 weddings, 20 births and 68 deaths.

The final episode aired on Friday 29 July evening in the UK, and it had viewers reaching for their tissues after 37 years on air.

The last episode of the show saw many famous faces return to say goodbye to Ramsay Street, including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Margot Robbie, Holly Valance, Natalie Imbruglia, Guy Pearce and Ian Smith.

One person tweeted: "So sad my favourite show is over @neighbours has been with me through school, university and marriage.

"A mad mix of unforgettable characters and storylines from the sublime to the ridiculous! Nothing will replace this wonderful family soap, but we’ll always have the memories.

"It was always going to be difficult bringing Neighbours to an end after almost 40 years. But credit to the cast, writers and crew: they pulled it off.

"It was never award-winning drama, but I’ll remember it with great fondness."

Another person implored another network to pick up the show, writing: "It would be further madness for another network to now not pick up #neighbours. It has more than proved its case for living, I can’t ever remember a reaction like this to a series #BringBackNeighbours ".

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan finally made their return to the soap that made them famous over 30 years ago, as Channel 5's Neighbours final episode was aired.

Kylie, 54, and Jason, also 54, were some of the biggest former stars of the show to return in what was an emotional end to the Australian soap after a 37 year run.

Kylie and Jason reprised their roles as Scott and Charlene Robinson, and they appeared back on Ramsay Street in their recognisable green mini, 30 years after tying the knot and moving to Brisbane.

A curly-haired Charlene (Kylie) could be seen beaming as Scott (Jason) placed an arm around her shoulder and a tender kiss on her forehead as they reminisced about the street.

Charlene then declared: "Home sweet home," before the pair reunited with their pals Mike Young (Guy Pearce) and Jane Harris (Annie Jones) for the episode's closing moments."

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