Jemma Donovan, daughter of actor Jason Donovan, will appear in Neighbours -becoming the third generation of the family in the 10 soap.
Jason Donovan played Scott Robinson on the soap from 1986 – 1989.
His father, veteran actor Terence Donovan, played Doug Willis largely from 1990 – 1994.
18 year old Jemma Donovan, whose credits include Mr. Stink and Netflix series Spotless, will play Harlow Robinson, a whip smart, diplomatic, complex young lady with a curious mind.
Jason Donovan, said: “Neighbours is an incredible learning curve for any young actor. It’s become an institution and I’m so grateful for my time on Ramsay Street.
“There are so many great memories for me looking back, and to be honest this is Jemma’s moment. My Dad had a wonderful few years and I’m sure Jemma will also embrace the experience and honour the past.
“She needs to look forward, be an open book, learn from her experiences and have some fun. What an opportunity!” he added.
Jemma Donovan said: “I am so happy and very honoured to be a part of a series which has been enjoyed by generations.
“I really like my character Harlow. She is very head strong, and I enjoy playing that type of character who knows what she is doing and likes to get involved and Harlow seems to have those qualities,” she said.
Executive Producer, Jason Herbison said: “Jemma did a fantastic audition for Neighbours and her pedigree was an unexpected surprise. Jason and Terence are Ramsay Street royalty and it warms all our hearts to know there will be a third generation Donovan on the show. I’m excited to see Jemma carry the torch and make the character of Harlow her own.”
Jemma Donovan will appear from July on 10 Peach.