Exclusive: Home and Away teases newcomers Mia and Chloe as Ari's backstory is explored

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK and Australian readers.

Home and Away has revealed more official details and photos teasing the arrival of new characters Mia and Chloe Anderson.

The mother-daughter duo will be joining Summer Bay soon and look set to shake up life for the Parata family.

Anna Samson has been cast in the role of Mia, billed as an intelligent, gutsy and strong-willed mother-of-one.

Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine
Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine

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Mia dated Ari Parata (Rob Kipa-Williams) years ago, but their relationship was hit by tragedy when they lost a baby together.

Ari's grief manifested itself as self-destructive behaviour at the time, ultimately leading to a 10-year prison sentence.

Although Mia's little girl Chloe had been a daughter figure for Ari at the time, Mia decided it was best for them both to move away. This separated Chloe from the only father she'd ever known.

Show bosses have cast Sam Barrett in the role of Chloe, tipped as a "smart and sassy" new arrival who comes to the Bay at an important transitional moment in her life.

Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine
Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine

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Chloe is just starting to figure out what her life as an adult should be like and she's ready to start exploring the world on her own. She has inherited her mum's intelligence and rebelliousness, so is sure to make her mark in the Bay.

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In upcoming scenes, Chloe turns up in the Bay after running into her old friend Nikau Parata (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) during his holiday in New Zealand.

Chloe travels back with Nikau as she wants to catch up with Ari and hopes they can find a glimmer of the father/daughter relationship they once enjoyed.

A couple of days later, Mia is next to appear in the Bay as she plans to take Chloe back home. This leads to her own reunion with Ari, who's currently in a relationship with Mackenzie Booth (Emily Weir).

Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine
Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine

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A Home and Away insider exclusively told Digital Spy: "Can they ever really heal old wounds and be a family again? And what will happen when Mia arrives to take Chloe home? When Mia and Ari reconnect after all these years, will their feelings for each other reignite?"

Home and Away will air Mia and Chloe's first scenes next week in Australia and in early March on Channel 5 in the UK.

Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine
Photo credit: Channel 7 / Channel 5 / Endemol Shine

Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5 (UK) and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 (Australia).

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