Zoë Ventoura: My big Home and Away secret

The actress dishes on her new role

Zoë Ventoura is the latest face to join the cast of Home & Away – and for the former Packed to the Rafters favourite it was an easy decision.

Watch Zoe chat about her new role here! 

 “They sent through the character brief for Dr Alex Nielson and it resonated with me straight away,” she shared on Sunrise.

 “I was like, ‘oh I love her, I love the storyline they have for her’. It was a bit of a no brainer, it was like sign me up.”

Zoë is thrilled to be sinking her teeth into her new role on the TV series and now she has revealed all about what we can expect from her new role. 

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Zoe was spotted filming scenes at Palm Beach. (Credit: Matrix)

“I’m the new doctor head of ED who is taking over for Tori who is Penny McNamee’s character who is off on maternity leave,” she gushed excitedly.

“[I was] thrown in the deep end from the very beginning. But that’s good it’s a challenge and I’m loving it.”

While she has been loving her new gig, Zoë admits that it can be difficult spending time with her hubby and fellow actor Dan McPherson, who is filming around the globe.

“There’s a lot of airports a lot of travel,” she revealed of their relationship.  “[Dan] is really busy, he is going to be shooting in Europe later this year.”

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Zoe is married to actor Dan McPherson. (Credit: Getty Images)

So how do they make it work?

“We are both lucky to be doing what we love and to be with a partner that understands exactly what we’re doing,” she said.

Of course, Australia still holds a special place in their hearts for her Packed to the Rafters character, Mel.

“I do get approached to this day [about Packed to the Rafters], people still stop me in the supermarket,” she revealed.

“It’s really lovely and it shows how much people related to that show and how great that show was.”

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