Jason Donovan announces epic return to Neighbours


More than three decades after he first appeared on Neighbours, Jason Donovan’s daughter is following in his footsteps by joining the cast of the beloved Australian soap.

Jemma Donovan, 18, is set to make her debut as Harlow Robinson some time in July.

She is the third generation of Donovan’s to appear on the hit show, following Jason and his own father, Terence Donovan, who played Doug Willis for many years.

Proud dad Jason – who launched his global career by playing Scott Robinson on the long-running series in 1986 – took to Instagram to share his joy about the news.

“It’s official my daughter Jemma @jemma_donovan joins the cast of Neighbours @neighbours …. Neighbours has been an incredible launching pad for so many careers … still going strong !!” Jason told his 39,000 followers alongside a stunning shot of Jemma.

“3 generations of Donovan’s on Ramsay st has to be a first. Love this official shot. Can’t wait to see what you do with the character Harlow Robinson and most importantly watch you blossom as an actress.

“Work hard, have fun and enjoy the process. So proud of you Jem. Love you ❤️#smashit,” he finished.

While she is still a teenager, Jemma is already well versed in the world of acting having starred alongside Hugh Bonneville in the BBC film Mr Stink aged just 11.

She also played the lead role in Spotless, a 10-part Netflix series in 2015.

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