Similarly to last year, Australian soap opera Neighbours is set to take another short break over the Christmas period and return to both UK and Aus screens in 2022.Fans are now wondering, when does Neighbours finish for Christmas 2021 and what on earth are they going to watch during this time? Explore the show festive break and the upcoming new year return, below.This content could not be loadedBack in 2020 Neighbours took a short break over Christmas and disappeared from Channel 5 screens for a week and a half.
The show is set to do the same this year, beginning its Christmas break in early December.
Digital Spy confirms that the Aussie soap will air its final episode of the year in the UK on Channel 5 on Friday, 10 December at 1 pm and 6 pm.Over on Twitter NeighboursTV reminded viewers that Neighbours will air at 1 pm and 6 pm from now on until they take a break for ChristmasNeighboursNovember 22, 2021 A festive break seems to have only occurred in recent years, with showings consistently running throughout the Christmas of 2018 and 2019.In those previous years, Neighbours aired continuously over the festive season, even on Christmas DayThis was after Channel 5 promoted all year round broadcasts for the show, according to Digital Spy, an arrangement that appears to have now ended.
When will the show return?
Neighbors is set to return on screens for the new year on Monday, 3 January 2022, as per Digital Spy reports.This means that the soap will remain off of fans’ screens for three weeks in total.
Neighbors will be taking a 3 week Christmas break in both the UK & Australia.The final episode of the year will air in Au’s on Dec 9th and the following day in the UK.We will restart in sync on January 3rd with both countries airing lightweights November 16, 2021
How far is the UK behind Australia showings?
While the soap opera took a break from screens over the Christmas period in 2020, Neighbors didn’t take a break at all in Australia.Digital Spy states that the end-of-year finale will air in Australia on Thursday, 9 December 2021 – only one day ahead of the UK.To many viewers’ surprise, the show will then also take a three-week Christmas break in Australia. After the festive period, Neighbors will return on 3 January 2022 in Australia, meaning that the UK will not be falling behind.