Blair McDonough is strongly tipped to join Channel 9’s Sea Patrol.
The Herald Sun reports McDonough insists no contracts have been signed, but Nine sources say the former soap star will join the cast soon.
If Jay Ryan stays with the Nine drama, McDonough would be working alongside an old Neighbours colleague.
McDonough, who recently filmed an episode of City Homicide, will head to Britain next month to film three episodes of the long-running village cop drama, Heartbeat. He has been currently shooting an episode on the Gold Coast.
Meanwhile he will also continue filing occasional stories for Nine’s Victorian travel show Postcards.