Mum's the word for Neighbours newcomer

Spoiler alert! Alin Sumarwata, who next week returns to UK screens, reveals how her role on Ramsay Street has seen art imitate life.

Mum's the word for Neighbours newcomer

For Neighbours newcomer Alin Sumarwata, who on Monday will be seen on Channel 5 returning to Ramsay Street with a surprise for Lucas, stepping into her character's shoes brings back some stomach-churning memories.

Alin SumarwataThe striking brunette, best known for her roles in Home and Away and East West 101, plays pregnant chef Vanessa Vallante, who'll be seen suffering from serious morning sickness in upcoming episodes.

As a first-time mum of six-month old Tilda, Alin remembers those moments when just the smell of food set off a wave of nausea and a sprint to the nearest bathroom.

'It is a bit like déjà vu and certainly helps to understand why Vanessa can be a little scary at times,' jokes Alin.

Having reclaimed her svelte figure after her own pregnancy, the actress is prepared for her expanding on-screen presence over the next eight months as our sneak peek photo shows.

'The consolation with this pregnancy is I can take off the tummy at the end of the day,' Alin adds.