Goodbye Ramsay Street!: Neighbours sets to be 'dismantled' after Aussie soap ends

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Neighbours set to be demolished credit:Bang Showbiz
Neighbours set to be demolished credit:Bang Showbiz

The 'Neighbours' sets will be "dismantled" after the iconic Aussie soap ended this week.

The last-ever episode of the long-running programme - which first began in 1985 - aired on Thursday (28.07.22) Down Under and Friday (29.07.22) in the UK, and now it's been confirmed that the make-believe town of Erinsborough situated on Ramsay Street in Melbourne, Victoria will be demolished.

Terry Smit of Go West, the team behind the official 'Neighbours' tour, told the Daily Star: "We are advised by Fremantle Media that the sets will be dismantled and that the space will be used for their next project, whatever that may be."

The final tours will take place this weekend.

Terry added: "As the sets are being dismantled, there is nothing left for us to tour, so the tour will be discontinued."

Although Erinsborough is fictional, the tour's website notes that: "Ramsay Street is a real street where ordinary people live!"

The likes of Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce (Mike Young) and Margot Robbie (Donna Freedman) returned to bid farewell to the soap that launched their journeys to stardom.

The epic final focused on 'Neighbours' legend Toadie's (Ryan Moloney) wedding to Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) with him finally getting his happily ever after.

Kylie and Jason's alter egos Charlene and Scott Robinson made their grand entrance at the garden party.

The head of Channel 5 recently admitted that the budget for the soap could be "better" used on other programming.

Ben Frow said: "I can better spend the 'Neighbours' money on UK shows."

The show was axed despite a petition launched by mega-fan Edward Skyglover to save the show being signed by a whopping 70,419 fans.

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