Ex-Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas is joining the cast of Neighbours after a whole heap of rumours, it has been confirmed.
The actor played Weatherfield’s Jason Grimshaw for 16 years and is now moving down under for a big part in the Aussie soap.
Thomas will play Rafael Humphreys, a mysterious loner with dark secrets who arrives in Erinsborough looking to escape a particularly difficult chapter from his past.
“I grew up watching the show so to get the chance to join the cast is amazing,” said an excited Thomas today.
“I was on holiday with my daughter when I got a call from my agent about the part. I spoke to the producer and found out more – it was very different to anything I’d played before and I can’t wait to start filming!”
Greg Barnett, commissioning editor at Channel 5, said: “With his good looks and Corrie years under his belt, Ryan is the perfect handsome devil. His arrival in Erinsborough marks the start of darker times for a particular Ramsay Street favourite – prepare to be gripped!”
Thomas will appear on screens in early 2018.
Neighbours airs weekdays on Channel 5 at 1.45pm and 5.30pm.