Neighbours will feature a same-sex proposal when it resumes next week as David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) proposing to Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson).
“The writing department actually fluked this,” Wilson told News Corp.
“We filmed this about three months ago and the writers came up with the idea about six months ago so the timing has worked out perfectly.”
Neighbours continues to upstage Home and Away with its progressive storylines, despite the earlier classification, but there are rumours Summer Bay may be getting a gay character soon.
Meanwhile the News Corp article headlined “Neighbours to air first same-sex marriage proposal on Australian TV” overlooks earlier examples.
In 2012 Big Brother winner Benjamin Norris proposed to his boyfriend, also named Ben, following his Live eviction.
In 2015’s House Husbands Alex (Darren McMullen) proposed to Kane (Gyton Grantley).
Last year on Bride and Prejudice Chris Jewell also proposed to partner Grant, while the show also featured Sydney couple Charity & Phoebe.