Tears for Neighbours same-sex wedding

IT was the biggest wedding since Scott and Charlene in 1987. And it didn’t disappoint.

Neighbours made history last night after airing its first same-sex wedding scene in its 33 years on air.

Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda), both 30, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony officiated by marriage celebrant Jemima Davies-Smythe (Magda Szubanski).

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A scene from last night’s historic episode of Neighbours. Picture: Channel 10.Source:Supplied

Emotions spilt onto social media as viewers from as far as the UK and US reacted.

“Oh my god im crying,” one viewer tweeted.

“A big statement for equality” a UK viewer said.

A viewer in the US described the wedding as “beautiful”.

Even grandmothers were touched by the day.

And there wasn’t a dry eye in this viewer’s house.

Others spoke about the impact the TV wedding will have on people’s lives.

“You can’t imagine what this means to LGBTIQ kids,” Sydneysider Joseph Scales wrote on Twitter.

Another viewer said he never believed he would see the day.

Some expressed surprise that Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan’s Especially For You played during the wedding scene.

“Absolutely made my day,” said Oxford viewer Pritha Bardham.

Aussie expat Scott De Blasio tweeted: “Perfect” from London.

Szubanski also won praise for her appearance in the wedding scene.

Others want to start a campaign to keep her on the show permanently. This viewer may just get his wish . . .

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