"Series 5 Episode 23" is the twenty-third episode of the fifth series and the ninteeth episode overall of The Dumping Ground. It will premiere on December 22, 2017, as the first half of the series finale of Series 5B. It will see the return of former characters Johnny TaylorTee TaylorFrank Matthews and Elektra Perkins, as they help make sure The Dumping Ground isn't closed down around Christmas time.