Former Neighbours star JR Reyne joins Home and Away cast

Jess Lee
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Home and Away is adding two cast members including a former Neighbours star.

JR Reyne, who played Taj Coppin on the Erinsborough soap between 2002 and 2004, will be moving to Summer Bay, reports the Daily Telegraph in Australia (via TV Week).

Laura McDonald also joins the Australian soap and offered a hint about her character's storyline.

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"We definitely delve into disordered eating for sure," she said. "I am a 25-year-old size 10 woman, so when this audition brief came to me I kind of assumed I was past it age-wise.

"[I'm] also just not in the right size bracket to even be considered for the role. They have done an amazing job."

Laura featured in Australian thriller The Secrets She Keeps last year, while JR's other credits include drama series The Secret Daughter.

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JR isn't the only star making the switch from Erinsborough to Summer Bay this year. Last month, it was announced that Harley Bonner, best known for playing Josh Willis on Ramsay Street, was cast as a new trauma surgeon named Logan Bennett.

Teasing the new character, he told 7 News: "I'd describe Logan as a bit of a nomad – capable, compassionate, intelligent and fun.

"He's seen and done a lot in his life, some of which he tries his best to avoid getting into."

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia). Selected classic episodes are available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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