Australia dismantled now Neighbours is over

THE country-sized set of Neighbours is slowly being dismantled and packed away now the soap is over, it has emerged.

With the last episode of Neighbours having gone out, Australia is slowly being taken apart and put into storage because it is not needed for anything anymore.

Set designer Ryan Whittaker said: “A lot of people think Neighbours is just the fictional cul-de-sac of Ramsay Street. But to make that seem believable we had to build everything from Perth to Tasmania, which took ages.

“People said we went a bit overboard constructing a set which measures 7,617,930 square kilometres for a soap only students and bored housewives watch, but considering it lasted for 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes I think that’s time and money well spent.

“Now Neighbours is over though we’re hard at work sweeping up the Outback, demolishing the Sydney Opera House and airlifting Uluru into a big box. Once we’re done you’ll never know Australia was there. It’ll just be loads of water.”

New Zealand resident Mary Fisher said: “I have waited so long for this glorious day. They were a right pain to live next door to.”

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