Earlier this morning, while discussing the possible end of The Walking DeadI happened to mention my love for Australian TV show, Neighbours. Well, now I actually have a cool story to share about Neighbours – how happy am I right now?

Anyway, onto the news at hand: Neighbours is set to make TV history with the wedding of same-sex couple, Aaron Brennan and David Tanaka. The pair are due to tie the knot on September 3rd 2018, becoming the first same-sex couple to get married on TV since Australia legalised same-sex weddings.


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In a statement, Matt Wilson who plays Aaron Brennan, said: “This storyline means a lot to me, to my friends and to all the fans we hear from on a daily basis here and in the UK who love Aaron and David.”

Takaya Honda, who plays David Tanaka, said: “It is an absolute privilege to be a part of what is and will be a historic moment in Australian television. There have been so many parts of David’s story that have given me a great sense of pride and which have been an absolute honour to portray; from discovering Paul was his dad, to his coming out to now marrying the man of his dreams in what will be the first legal gay wedding on a drama.”

Congratulations to both. I think I’ll need to buy a hat for the occasion.

In the UK, Neighbours airs weekdays on Channel 5.