Neighbours is giving same-sex partners Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) the full soapie wedding following their engagement this week.
The duo, who have been dating on air since July, will see a picnic proposal this week amid some soapie confusion about just who proposes to whom.
Network TEN Executive Producer of Neighbours, Sara Richardson, said: “Watching the romance blossom between these two characters has been a heart-warming journey. They have had their ups and downs like every couple. We can’t wait to see them unite in the ultimate declaration of love.”
Neighbours Executive Producer, Jason Herbison, said: “Ever since the days of Scott and Charlene, Neighbours viewers have loved a wedding – and it’s high time a gay couple had the chance to walk down the aisle. The passing of same sex marriage means all our characters, gay or straight, have the chance to celebrate their love, as it should be. I can’t promise that David and Aaron’s journey to the altar will be smooth sailing but they will make it to the big day – and we are going to go big!”
Meanwhile Home and Away has also resumed its first gay character in years, but the role is said to be short-lived as a guest character for 6 weeks.