Neighbours reveals who's playing the Brennans' mum

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From Digital Spy

Neighbours bosses have cast actress Zoe Bertram as the mum of the Brennan brothers.

Zoe makes her first appearance as Fay Brennan at the end of next week, kicking off a roller coaster of emotions for the popular trio of siblings.

Fay first gets in touch with Mark Brennan by texting him to reveal that she's flying in from Adelaide for a visit the very next morning.

Aaron isn't too thrilled to hear the news and Tyler is pretty apprehensive too, still struggling with memories of how his mum left him at the mercy of his abusive father Russell when he was a kid.

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When Fay does arrive in town, the Brennan boys and their mum are clearly all walking on eggshells with each other. And judging by the early whispers we've heard, this really is just the beginning of the drama to come.

Matt Wilson, who plays Aaron, recently told Digital Spy: "She fits right in as their mother, but in classic soap style, there's no smooth entry for her.

"All of the Brennan brothers have issues with her, and Aaron in particular behaves very out of character towards his mum. So it's quite confusing at first and there's curveballs in store."

He added: "The show turns into 'the Brennan show' for a while! There's so much to explore there. It's also good to play something for your character that's a little bit unpredictable. Aaron is quite a predictable person because he wears his heart on his sleeve, and you usually know how he's going to react to any situation.

"But this one is different for him and it's hard to figure out what's going on at first. I think a lot of people will relate to the issues that Aaron has with his mother. They go through the whole process of resolving that. David also helps Aaron along in pushing him to resolve it, but there's going to be a lot of emotion in the Brennan household."

Zoe Bertram's previous roles include Olivia Baxter in The Restless Years and Randi Goodlove in Prisoner: Cell Block H.

Her other acting credits include appearances in A Country Practice, Home and Away, The Flying Doctors, Stingers and Blue Heelers.

Zoe may even be familiar for a past role in Neighbours, as she played Paul Robinson's Polish cleaner for a handful of episodes in 2011.

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