Alan Fletcher has spoken out amid reports of Neighbours license fee negotiations, some of which were already speculating about a possible axing.
“In 22 years of being on Neighbours, it’s not the first time a tabloid newspaper has suggested it’s the end,” he told Nova. “All I can say is that our relationship with the broadcasters at Channel 5 and Channel ELEVEN couldn’t be better or stronger.”
“The stories we are doing right now where Toadie [Ryan Maloney] is chasing Dee Bliss [Madeline West] in London is probably one of the most successful storylines we’ve ever had in terms of audience members,” he says. “It’s absolutely going off at the moment.”
A spokesperson for FremantleMedia Australia told TV Week.“Neighbours is a fantastic show, with a legion of loyal fans around the world,”
“We enjoy a great working relationship with our broadcast partners, and already have some exciting story plans for next year.”