Neighbours Neighbours could be facing the axe.

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  1. Englishboy

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    Neighbours is in danger of being axed because talks between producers and Channel 5 have reportedly stalled.

    The popular Australian soap which first aired in the UK in 1986, could be ditched after broadcasters failed to agree new terms.

    It is currently shown on Channel 5 but TV insiders claim talks with makers FremantleMedia to renegotiate a deal have stalled.

    If an agreement can’t be reached then Neighbours could move to another channel or there is a real risk it could disappear from British screens completely.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/neighbours-facing-axe-british-television-10054291
     
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    I have no idea why it's even still on air. I remember as a teenager being really annoyed at it's popularity and boycotting it because it was all over the place and I wanted Dallas to be all over the place.:lmao:
     
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    Bring back Charlene!
     
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    It's because of the uk audience.

    Whilst it is an Australian soap, it is in reality made primarily with British money for a British audience.
     
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    #bringbackcharlene
     
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    Ive never seen it or Home and Away
    never used to get home in time to see it
    Dont feel i have missed out tho lol
     
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    very sad for Neighbours fans. This soap is the 5th most watched soap in the UK ahead of Hollyoaks and Home and Away.
     
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    #saveneighboursbringbackcharlene
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    I think this was just a story floated by either Channel 5 or the producers of Neighbours to put pressure on the other side during negotiations to renew their contract.

    Channel 5 paid and extortionate amount of money for get Neighbours from the BBC but now they have it, I can't see any other UK broadcaster being willing to pay as much for the series so the producers were always going to cut a deal with Channel 5 to screen it.
     
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    If Channel 5 ever bail out, I think Neighbours will be finished. Luckily for Channel 10/11, Neighbours still rates quite well in the UK. However, all it'll take is a low ratings period coinciding with contract renewal time and the writing will be on the wall.
     
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    A deal was signed and neighbours will be on channel 5 for the next 4 years.
     
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    Excellent news. :dance:
     
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    I believe Charlene called from Brisbane and put pressure on both sides, and agreed to pay some of the costs.
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