Neighbours star reveals how long the show is safe for

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

Neighbours is going to continue being our good friend, as Paul Robinson himself has revealed how long the soap is planning to stay on air – and it's a while yet.

Chatting to Inside Soap after the cult Aussie series won Best Daytime Soap at its annual awards, Stefan Dennis shed some light on what the show's 'multi-year deal' actually means.

"It's particularly nice to win the Award this year, because we recently signed on with Channel 5 to air in the UK for another five years," he revealed.

Photo credit: Channel 5

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So there you have it – our daily trips to Ramsay Street are safe for the near future.

Sending some love to the soap's British fans, Stefan added: "It's really comforting to know that the show is still being watched and loved by the audience in Britain."

Photo credit: Channel 5

The news that Neighbours will be sticking around for a while is particularly exciting because earlier this year fans were sent into total turmoil after it was rumoured the series would be axed from Channel 5's schedule.

As is the natural next step for 21st century drama, fans soon started a petition to save the hit daytime soap, racking up 10,000 signatures in one day alone.

Never get between a man and his Neighbours fix.

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