There’s trouble brewing for UK fans of Ramsay Street and not even Toadie can fix it.
Neighbours could be cut from British screens after talks between producers and its UK broadcaster soured enough to stall completely.
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The show, which has been screening on the UK’s Channel 5 for almost 10 years, faces leaving the channel if a new deal can’t be reached.
And although a new channel would not terrible news for fans, the recent dip in viewership has flagged the possibility of the show leaving the UK broadcast altogether.
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A TV "insider" told Sunday People the botched negotiations were financially driven but also touched on the new owners inability to recognise what the show meant to the British audience.
"The renegotiation of the Neighbours/Channel 5 deal has become very fraught and is in jeopardy," they said.
"Channel 5 really want to keep the show. But the failure to reach a deal is being blamed on Channel 5’s new American owners Viacom refusing to sign off on the figures and not understanding the cultural importance of the show in the UK.
"Neighbours has become a British TV favourite and it would be a sad day if it were to go."