Happy 28th birthday Neighbours

Today Neighbours marks its 28th anniversary, an unprecedented milestone in Australian drama, with the wedding of the year, a million dollar makeover and the announcement of the five Australian finalists vying to sing the show’s new theme song.

The nuptials of Ramsay Street’s favourite son Toadie Rebecchi (played by Ryan Moloney) and his bride-to-be Sonya Mitchell (played by Eve Morey) is the feature of Neighbour’s anniversary week, which kicks off with the show’s 6601st episode tonight
The top five Australian finalists selected to take on five UK finalists in the Neighbours “Ashes” style competition will be featured each night next week (commencing Monday, March 18) on Channel Eleven during the opening titles. Viewers will be able to vote from Friday (March 22) evening for an Australian entrant to take on an overall UK representative.

Monday – Gavin Chan, Victoria
Tuesday – Stephanie Angelini, Victoria
Wednesday – Ben Bennett, NSW
Thursday – Lucie Mulov, Victoria
Friday – Chris Ninni, NSW

The overall winner’s vocals will be heard on episodes of Neighbours around the world from April this year. As part of the Neighbours Remixed contest.

Neighbours debuted on-air in Australia 1985 and was quickly picked up around the world over the following two years. It has employed an estimated 25,000 cast, production crew and writers over nearly three decades and for many of these, it launched their industry careers.

Source Neighbours.com.au