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Aaron Jeffery to cause a stir as Erinsborough News deputy

It's been all change at the Erinsborough News lately, and the shake-up's set to continue with the arrival of the tough deputy ready to make his own headlines.

Aaron Jeffery to cause a stir as Erinsborough News deputy

It's been all change at the Erinsborough News lately, and the shake-up's set to continue with the arrival of two-time Logie Award winner Aaron Jeffery as the tough new deputy editor ready to make his own headlines.

The acclaimed actor, who last Friday wrapped filming on popular Aussie drama Underbelly: Badness, has signed up for a two-month stint - only narrowly missing out on an on-set reunion with his former McLeod's Daughters co-star Simmone Jade Mackinnon.

'The character is a mix of Peter Pan and Ernest Hemingway,' says Aaron. 'Very different from the role I’ve just finished, which is great. I love the variety.'

Aaron has relocated from Sydney to Melbourne for the role, and if there is one thing his new job has in common with his McLeod’s experience, it’s Melbourne’s current chilly weather.

'First day on location I think it barely nudged six degrees, but at least I wasn’t out in the open riding a horse all day,' jokes Aaron. 'My character is more office bound, thank God.'

Aaron will first be seen on-air in Australia in September, and here on Channel 5 the following month.