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Last hurrah? Neighbours stars Richie Morris and Phoebe Roberts have fun on set as the long-running Aussie soap draws to an end

Actors Richie Morris and Phoebe Roberts made the most of their time on set last week as filming on Neighbours winds down.

Both actors appeared to be having fun while filming scenes for the long-running soap opera in Melbourne.

Richie, 22, fell back into Phoebe’s arms at one point, with Phoebe arching her back to catch him and hold his weight.

In between takes, they were also seen conversing, with Phoebe, 26, smiling at her co-star.

Her outfit consisted of a pair of high-waisted black denim shorts, a light blue button-up shirt, and black ankle boots.

Richie, on the other hand, was dressed in a pair of cuffed black trousers, a black T-shirt, and hiking boots.

The long-running soap Neighbours announced in March that it will be ending production.


They announced on Twitter, ‘We are so sorry to say that after over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes broadcast, we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June.’

‘Following the loss of our important broadcast partner in the United Kingdom, and despite a thorough search for alternative funding, we have no choice but to put the show on hold.’

‘We know this is a big disappointment to our amazing, dedicated fans, as it is to all of us on the team. We appreciate all of your messages and support, and we pledge to end the programme on a positive note. We’ll be commemorating Neighbours from now on.’

In a statement to the Australian media in March, Network 10 said that ending the series was a “tough decision.”

‘Today, Fremantle revealed that Neighbours will end production in June, following over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes,’ a representative for the network said.

‘This tough choice was made after an unsuccessful search for an alternate UK broadcast partner.’

They went on to say that the show would ‘not air on 10 Peach after September 2022,’ thereby ending its decades-long run.

‘It has been a cornerstone of Australian television drama and Australian cultural exports for almost 35 years,’ they noted.

‘Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, is a world-famous cul-de-sac that has housed Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Dr Karl and Susan, Dee and Toadie, Aaron and David, and a slew of other residents.

‘Network 10 thanks the cast, crew, production team, and Fremantle for bringing the ideal blend of soap and sunshine to audiences in Australia and throughout the world,’ said the network.

‘The Australian fans and audiences for their continuous support of the series,’ they added.

‘Their support has been wonderful, especially in the last several weeks.’ It just goes to prove that our audience still wants Australian written drama,’ the statement concluded.

‘We listened to them, and there are some interesting new local projects in the works, which is fantastic for our audience and the local economy.’

‘We are confident that the actors, crew, and writers will bring their unique warmth, flair, and humour to the Neighbours set when they begin filming the final episodes in the coming months,’ said the network.

Meanwhile, the soap’s production firm, Fremantle, said it had been unable to find ‘alternative finance’ for the season.

‘It is with sadness that we confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June, after over 37 years and approximately 9,000 episodes broadcast,’ they stated.

‘We presently have no choice but to put the show on hold following the loss of a key broadcast partner in the UK, despite our efforts to find other funding.’

‘Since the news broke, everyone at Neighbours has been touched by the outpouring of love and support from the audience.’

‘The show has transported a sunny slice of Australia into the homes of millions of people around the world, creating hundreds of popular names in the process.’

‘However, as this chapter of Ramsay Street draws to a close, we pledge to do everything in our power to give the show the send-off it so richly deserves.’


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