Bob Morley joins Neighbours

Bob Morley, known for playing Home and Away's Drew Curtis, will set Ramsay Street pulses racing as a potential love interest for one of its residents.

Bob Morley joins Neighbours as Aiden Foster

Life for Neighbours' Chris Pappas hasn't exactly been short of relationship drama since he hit Ramsay Street last year - first breaking former flame Summer's heart by coming out as gay, and then becoming her wingman to support her through her on/off relationship with Andrew.

But, with news of another new arrival in Erinsborough, the teen's luck could be set to change. This week saw 26-year-old Bob Morley, best known to soap fans for playing Home and Away's Drew Curtis, begin filming a six-month guest role as nurse Aidan Foster and a potential new love interest for Chris.

'I'm excited about the storyline and how it develops,' says Bob. 'I don't see it as a big deal that the character is gay; it certainly doesn't define him, and what the writers have planned is really interesting and authentic.'

Neighbours' producers are remaining tight-lipped about how the two characters cross paths but are hopeful that viewers will respond to what lies in store.

'To be true to the Chris character now he is a regular in storylines, we knew at some stage he needed to meet someone,' says executive producer Susan Bower. 'How it unfolds, all will be revealed; however, I think viewers will find the story compelling.'

Bob can be seen on screen from early September in Australia.