Home and Away's Robbo to be supported by new doctor

Daniel Kilkelly
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From Digital Spy

Note: This article contains spoilers for episodes of Home and Away currently airing in Australia, which some UK readers may prefer to avoid.

Home and Away's newest doctor Alex Neilson will be drawn into Robbo Shaw's ongoing storyline after making her debut on the soap.

Show bosses have cast former Packed to the Rafters star Zoe Ventoura in the role of Alex, who'll be joining the hospital as a replacement for absent Tori Morgan.

New spoilers released by the show have now confirmed that Alex will try to help Robbo fix his current problems, suggesting hypnotism as a solution.

Recent episodes in Australia have seen Robbo's enemies order him to track down Dylan Carter, who was presumed dead after he disappeared in 2017.

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Robbo is now keen to unlock some of his lost memories, unable to recall their fateful showdown from two years ago. Could Alex help to solve the mystery?

Full spoilers for next week's Australian episodes follow below.

Monday, August 26

Raffy's near-drowning serves as a wake-up call for everybody. Will the new lead provide Robbo with the answers he seeks? Irene is blown away by community support in the lead up to her trial. (UK airdate: October 9.)

Tuesday, August 27

Ryder is shocked to learn Bella's secret. Irene makes a desperate decision regarding her future. Leah refuses to be held to ransom by Tommy. (UK airdate: October 10.)

Wednesday, August 28

Irene's request has devastating consequences for Bella. Mackenzie has a proposition for Dean. Ben's depression and feelings of inadequacy continue until he meets a mysterious stranger. (UK airdate: October 11.)

Thursday, August 29 – first episode

Dean attempts to hide Mackenzie's existence from his mum. Mackenzie and Bella are starting to form a cohesive family unit, much to Colby's delight. (UK airdate: October 14.)

Thursday, August 29 – second episode

Karen makes a long-lasting impression on the Astonis. A heartbroken Maggie pleads with Ben to come home. Do Jasmine and Alex have a solution to unlock Robbo's lost memories? (UK airdate: October 15.)

Thursday, August 29 – third episode

Alex attempts to hypnotise Robbo to find out the truth about Dylan Carter. After finding Maggie at rock bottom, Ziggy comes up with a new plan to help them all cope with Ben's depression. (UK airdate: October 16.)

Speaking to TV Week about playing Alex, Zoe commented: "She's very quickly thrown in the deep end. She comes in to cover for Tori, who is on maternity leave, but she doesn't know anything else about what's happening with Tori, Jasmine or Robbo.

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"I've always wanted to play a doctor – it's such a specific challenge, and I was really excited to tackle it. It was a lot, but I was up for it. I was ready to go.

"She's really strong, confident and competent. She also has a lovely sense of humour and is very relaxed. She's an absolute delight to play, I'm having a really great time with her."

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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