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Newcomer Jett to make waves in Summer Bay

With Summer Bay having over the years become a playground to wayward teens, newcomer Jett James should fit right in when he hits UK screens later this month.

Newcomer Jett to make waves in Summer Bay

With Summer Bay having over the years become a playground to wayward teens, newcomer Jett James - described as a delinquent with a lack of respect for authority and a knack for causing trouble - should fit right in when he hits UK screens later this month.

The character marks the first television role for 13-year-old actor Will McDonald, who's thrilled to be joining the cast. 'When I got the part, Mum and Dad called me downstairs and Dad told me the role was mine. I was speechless. I thought this had to be a dream; I was so excited I could not stop jumping around.'

Will has so far particularly enjoyed working with co-stars Shane Withington, Sonia Todd and David Jones-Roberts. 'The first day on set seemed so surreal,' he explains. 'I was surrounded by a great team of actors.'

Jett first appears on screen in Episode 5512, which airs in Australia on Tuesday and on Channel 5 on 29 May, when he'll '[waste] no time in ruffling a few feathers' - especially those of VJ Patterson.