End of an era! How you can watch the emotional Neighbours finale in Australia and the UK tonight

The finale episode will air on July 28.
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As Neighbours fans count down the hours to the bittersweet finale, Channel Ten has released more information about the soap’s final episode.

The highly-anticipated finale was originally scheduled for August 1, however it’s since been brought forward to tonight at 7:30pm.

In a statement, Channel Ten revealed the finale will air on their main channel.

The Neighbours finale will air tonight at 7:30PM.

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“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 already included 90-minute episodes which aired on 10Peach from Monday, July 25 to Wednesday, July 27 at 6.30pm, before the finale tonight.

“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.

British network Channel 5 has confirmed the soap’s finale will air on Friday, July 29.

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Meanwhile British network Channel 5, which foots most of the production costs and airs Neighbours in the UK, has confirmed the soap’s finale will air on Friday, July 29.

Channel 5 will air three full episodes that day. One episode will air in the soap’s usual time slots of 1:45pm and then again at 6pm.

A double-length finale of the final two episodes will air primetime at 9pm for UK viewers.

Fans were left reeling after the shock announcement earlier this year that Neighbours was axed after Fremantle Media’s major partner, Channel 5, decided to withdraw its partnership and ultimately stop funding the program.

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The team at Neighbours are going all out for the production, going so far as to bring back Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan in their iconic roles as Charlene and Scott Robinson.

While fans will have to wait until July 28 to find out how Neighbours will end, executive producer Jason Herbison has promised he won’t be blowing up Ramsay Street in a 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.”

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