Neighbours

Luke Pegler cast as Kyle's cousin

With Ramsay Street one man down following Chris Milligan's sports injury, what better excuse to introduce to Erinsborough a hunky new recruit?

With a footy injury putting Chris Milligan on the sidelines, it’s been all systems go for the Neighbours script department to accommodate Kyle’s temporary absence from Ramsay Street – and, with one man down, what better excuse to introduce to Erinsborough a hunky new recruit?

Enter Luke Pegler, star of Aussie drama Special Rescue Ops, who answered an SOS from his agent to accept a six-week guest role as Kyle’s cousin Dane Canning.

Luke’s character will move into the share house on Ramsay Street, taking over Kyle’s room and board while he is away tending to his sick mother, and picks up a storyline which was already in place.

‘The show must go on,’ explains the show’s executive producer Susan Bower. ‘The beauty of Neighbours is we’re about families, so we can pull in a cousin or sibling in these very unusual situations.’

Luke, who began filming today, will be seen on-air in Australia from October and in the UK on Channel 5 the following month.