Neighbours confirms spin-off series focusing on Erinsborough High

The show will run parallel to the events taking place in the main series (Picture: Fremantle)

Australian soap Neighbours is getting a spin-off series focusing on Erinsborough High.

The show will run parallel to the events taking place in the main series, and will debut on streaming platform My5 in November.

Neighbours continues to be a popular show which has brought enjoyment to audiences for many years, so its hugely exciting to bring its first ever spin-off series to fans in the U.K. exclusively on My5, said Oli Thomas, VP digital lead at Channel 5.

The long-running soap has seen the likes of Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue begin their careers on Ramsay Street; the show first began airing in 1985.

In recent years older stars have returned to the soap, with Gayle and Gillian Blakeney the most recent – and theyve teased a whole lot of havoc is coming with them.

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When appearing on Loose Women, the duo spoke about their comeback and how excited they were to be back on set: Neighbours invited us back and we realised it was almost 30 years since we first arrived on Ramsay Street. It was like a nostalgic high school reunion type of feeling.

Catching up with Stefan Dennis, there was a director and makeup artist from 26 years ago there, and the studio and the set hadnt changed as much wed thought!

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Gayle and Gillian Blakeney are the most recent characters to return (Picture: Fremantle)

In late August the show confirmed details about its first-ever transgender storyline as newcomer Georgie Stone prepares to make her debut on the soap.

Georgie transitioned when she was eight and has won awards for her work as a trans activist.

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Newcomer Georgie Stone prepares to make her debut on the soap (Picture: Fremantle)

She wrote to the soaps producers last year pitching the character and has worked with the writers on Mackenzies storyline; the plot will centre on 19-year-old Mackenzie Hargreave who will join Erinsborough High as a student, where shell meet fellow pupil Yashvi Rebecchi (Olivia Junkeer).

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