Neighbours releases first listen to the show's new theme tune

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Neighbours releases first listen to new theme tuneAmazon Freevee

Neighbours has unveiled its new theme tune for the upcoming series.

The hit Australian soap was recently revived by Amazon Freevee after its previous cancellation – and with a new era comes a fresh incarnation of the iconic theme.

The show's cast unveiled the latest version, sung by Chris Sebastian, on social media, as various stars of the show listened to the song for the first time in a video clip.

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Of course, the theme has gone through many versions over Neighbours' run, starting with Barry Crocker's, with The Voice Australia 2020 winner Sebastian the latest star to take on the task.

“When I was told the Neighbours team were going to use my voice for the new season theme song, I was shocked and of course over the moon,” the singer said (via TV Tonight).

“I have grown up with that soundtrack and I still can’t quite believe that this is real. Neighbours, we are all so glad you are back, it hasn’t been the same without our friends. I hope you guys love my version of the theme song as much as I loved recording it for you.”

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It comes after Neighbours legend Jason Donovan recently revealed that he was approached to record the new version of the theme for the revival, though he decided to turn it down.

"They asked me about recording the Neighbours theme for the new version, and I declined, because I felt the moment had happened," he told Scott Mills' BBC Radio 2 show. "I don't know what [the new version] is."

Neighbours returns on September 18, with new episodes streaming on Mondays to Thursdays for free on Amazon Freevee in the UK and US. Network 10 will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new series.

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