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.

Comments (11)

  • lauren

    over 2 years ago

    lauren

    new guy looks sexy!!

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    agree Beth, Mark and Kate should be together, they are perfect for each other, fingers crossed the death is a cover up and Scott returns soon.

  • bethcc

    over 2 years ago

    bethcc

    you should bring mark back. most of my family and friends hate the cliffhanger you left so you have to tell us something!!!!! you shouldnt get rid of mark. He was a great charactor. bring him back!!!!

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    @Soph96, exactly. It is pretty obvious he wasn't dead from the start. Toadie happeneing to walk into a conversation he wasn't supposed to, Hayes will have planned for him to hear. The fact that hours earlier Sophie called the station asking for Mark, hours later the news comes out Mark is 'dead'. Also if he was dead, his parents and friends would need to be told and Hayes told Toadie to keep it a secret. Mark's death will just be an internal thing at the police station, so his corrupt colleagues think he's dead. If Toadie hadn't of been there when the news came out, no one outside the station would have know. So there is no point in telling people something that isn't true and worrying them.

  • Soph96

    over 2 years ago

    Soph96

    Mark is not dead thats just the cover up the police are using to keep him safe.

  • Kyle and Jade should get together!

    over 2 years ago

    Kyle and Jade should get together!

    I want Jade and Kyle to get together.

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    Mark isn't really dead, it's all a plan to keep him safe in witness protection to keep his enemies of his back. He's not really dead. Hopefully Scott will be back soon.

  • god.

    over 2 years ago

    god.

    mark is dead though?

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    Bring back Scott McGregor he's much hotter and reuinte Mark and Kate, they make a cute couple. Hope to see Chris back soon.

  • Jade

    over 2 years ago

    Jade

    Can't wait to meet Dane, but I'll miss Kyle while he is away.

  • eve silva barco

    over 2 years ago

    eve silva barco

    well, we shall see if we're gonna love him like we love kyle alias chris milligan. is he gonna be as gorgeous & full of fun?

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