Neighbours announces all-male episode for International Men's Day

Joe Anderton
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From Digital Spy

Neighbours has announced that it is airing an all-male episode for International Men's Day.

International Men's Day has been taking place on November 19 since the 1990s, and aims to raise awareness and education on issues like male suicide, toxic masculinity, health, diversity among men, and positive male role models.

The Australian airing of the episode will take place on the day itself, while Channel 5 will air the episode on Thursday, December 10.

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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We don't know too much about what the episode will contain, but some of the biggest male-led stories on the Aussie soap this year have been Shane Rebecchi's drug addiction, and David Tanaka and Aaron Brennan's attempts to start a family of their own.

Neighbours producer Jason Herbison is quoted as saying: "After the success of our all-female episode for International Women's Day last year, I wanted to do an episode surrounding the male characters. It struck me as an opportunity to explore some important social issues, such toxic masculinity and mental health.

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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"Two major storylines come to a head and ultimately we see our male characters supporting each other as they navigate some major challenges in their lives."

And of course, it will hopefully stop people going, 'If there's an International Women's Day, why isn't there an International Men's Day?'

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).

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