One of the more interesting casting inclusions in the upcoming season of Wentworth is former Neighbours star Shane Connor.
Connor played Joe Scully on the TEN soap from 1999 – 2003 until he was fired by producers. A nasty lawsuit followed which tarnished the squeaky-clean image of the show. Connor successfully sued Grundy Television for $230,000.
Grundy was later bought out by Pearson Television which became FremantleMedia who produce Wentworth. Any mutual bitterness was doubtless buried when he appeared in 2010’s Killing Time.
Connor, who has a minor recurring role as partner of Leah Purcell’s character, was last seen in Nine’s House Husbands.
Wentworth returns 8:30pm Tuesday on Showcase.