'Neighbours' could be moving home in the UK. According to reports both ITV and Five are interested in acquiring popular Aussie soap .
The BBC currently pays £25,000 per episode. It is currently negotiating a deal with distributor Fremantle. The Beeb has called Fremantle's demands "unrealistic and greedy," after its offer of about £70,000 per episode was rejected.
BBC director of acquisitions George McGhee told Broadcast: "If a deal is not reached in the very, very near future, we will withdraw the money and move it elsewhere. We quite possibly will [move it by the end of this week]."
That's right Neighbours could be dropped by the BBC very very soon! Neighbours has been a regular fixture for the BBC's daytime schedule and consistently performs well.