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Neighbours petition reaches another milestone as fans continue to campaign against axe decision

The signatures aren’t slowing down.

Neighbours fans have continued to petition against the soap’s cancellation over at change.org.

At the time of writing, 60,204 signatures have been contributed to the cause, with an overall target of 75,000.

In reaction to Neighbours’ looming curtain call, petition creator Edward Skylover wrote: “Neighbours has been a staple on UK screens for over 35 years – and has been watched by generations. It now faces the axe due to reports that Channel 5 are struggling to come to a deal with Fremantle Media.

“Neighbours is more than just a TV show – it is a source of comfort and entertainment for generations of fans who have watched it for decades – it is one of the most loved TV shows in the UK and brings lots of viewers from all backgrounds to Channel 5’s catalogue of channels. Even Adele is a fan. Channel 5 – we plead with you – please find a way to keep Neighbours on air.”

The way things are going, those remaining 14,796 individuals won’t be far behind.

Earlier in the month, a Channel 5 spokesperson made this statement over the soap’s future: “Neighbours will no longer air on Channel 5 beyond this summer. It’s been a much-loved part of our schedule for more than a decade, and we’d like to thank the cast, Fremantle and all of the production team for their fantastic work on this iconic series.”