Why this petition matters
37 years ago, Aussie Reg Watson's idea for a daytime soap became a success. Almost four decades on, the future of Neighbours is in doubt, due to UK broadcaster, Channel 5 wanting to 'concentrate on UK drama'. Despite the soap bringing in over a million UK viewers everyday, Channel 5 has decided to end it broadcast of the Aussie show.
Surely Channel 5 could continue their double daily dose of Neighbours, even if it is just until Neighbours finds a new home!
Neighbours is a daily part of many lives. It is part of their routine, an escape, a religion. It means so much more to many people than 'just being a soap'. We have all grown to love Pin Oak Court, Melbourne, which we all know as Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, (that is an anagram of Neighbours!)
Neighbours started careers for many actors over the years. Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, Jesse Spencer, Alan Dale, Liam Hemsworth, Eliza Taylor, Caitlin Stasey, Natalie Imbruglia, Delta Goodrum and Holly Valance are just a few.
There have been guest appearances from Russell Brand, Courtney Act, Jake Shears, Hanson, Jess Glynne, Janet Street-Porter, Matt Lucas and David Walliams, Dave Bautista, Lily Allen, Emma Bunton, Julian Clary, Shane Warne and most recently Amanda Holden.
Many actors and crew have spent most of their careers on Neighbours. It has been there life, with their characters becoming household names!
I have watched Neighbours since I was 5. For 30 years I have never missed an episode. Some people may call me sad, but I am PROUD to be a Neighbours fan!
PLEASE help SAVE your NEIGHBOURS - and we can all become good friends! #SaveNeighbours