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How did Neighbours end? Spoilers for final episode as soap says emotional farewell

While fans in the UK will have to wait until Friday night to see the last episode, the Neighbours finale has already gone out to viewers in Australia, with many fighting back tears as credits rolled.

It came as huge blow to those who regularly watch the show both in the UK and Down Under, when it was announced earlier this year that it was being axed, with Channel 5 pulling the plug, stating they wanted to invest more in original home grown shows.

And, after another broadcaster wasn't found in Australia, the tough decision was made to end Neighbours after 37 years of it being on our screens. There was huge outcry across the world to the announcement, from fans and famous faces, many of whom have been residents of Ramsay Street over the years.

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Over the past week, there have been a number of Neighbours returning cast members on screen as the episodes built towards the finale, with Izzy Hoyland back to cause a stir as it was revealed she was the new love interest of Mal Kennedy, the son of the man she had an explosive affair with years ago. Other familiar faces seen in the run up to the last episode included Melissa Bell as iconic character Lucy Robinson and Daniel MacPherson who was back as Joel.

The Neighbours finale will air in the UK on Friday night at 9pm on Channel 5 but, if you want to know what happened beforehand, here are a few finale spoilers...

How did Neighbours end? Final episode spoilers

Scott and Charlene have a 'road trip' to Ramsay Street

The cat was let out the bag a while ago that Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan were going back on the Neighbours set, with photos of them in character released by the soap.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan reunited on the set of Australian soap opera Neighbours (PA)

Viewers were curious at to how they'd fit into. the plot after so many years away, well the answer was that Scott and Charlene decided to visit the street as a road trip brought them back to Erinsborough.

Toadie and Mel say 'I do'

Melanie Pearson is an iconic Neighbours character who made a return to Ramsay Street well before it was announced Neighbours was being pulled. Earlier this week, viewers saw Melanie think about her past, with her wedding to Joe Mangel in the early 90s.

Toadie overheard the conversation, but any pre-wedding jitters Melanie had were put to bed as she and Toadie got married in the finale.

Toadie and Mel's star-studded video messages

A whole host of former Neighbours stars were confirmed to appear but sadly, many of them weren't in the flesh. They did however appear in a video of congratulations message for Toadie and Mel's wedding video. Those in the video included Kym Valentine as Libby, Jesse Spencer as Billy, Margot Robbie as Donna and Delta Goodrem as Nina.

Holly Valance and Natalie Imbruglia meet in Facebook storyline

The stars, in their on-screen guises of Flick Scully and Beth Brennan, are filmed together after getting chatting about Facebook group made up of former Ramsay Street residents

Paul and Terese are back together

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There have been inklings this was on the cards all week, especially after Terese imagined seeing Paul sitting on her living room sofa and, to many fans' delight, they were reunited in the finale after giving in to their still, very obvious, feelings for each other.

The final scene is a tear jerker

Get your tissues ready UK fans! Scott and Charlene are greeted by Paul, before Harold and others come to greet them. Susan Kennedy takes on the narrator role for the closing moments as she reads the opening of the memory book written about Ramsay Street.

Toadie releases a big heart balloon which soars above everyone and then pops, showering them all in confetti.

The very end is a tribute to the past

Old photos from opening titles are played as the episode ends, as well as snippets of the different versions of the iconic Neighbours theme tune over the years.

Goodbye Neighbours, we'll miss you!

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