Neighbours will take another step towards inclusivity.
The 10 soap will introduce its first ever transgender character after Georgie Stone contacted producers.
19 year old Stone has previously been recognised as the 2018 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, recipient of the 2017 Young People’s Human Rights Medal, and Hero of the Year at the 2019 LGBTI Awards. She was also featured on Four Corners and Australian Story.
After auditioning for producers she worked with the writers for the last eight months. Her character will have a special connection with one of Ramsay Street’s favourite families.
“I am so excited to be joining such an iconic show. Neighbours is all about telling stories we can connect to, stories that reflect our society today,” she said.
“It has progressed so much since it first began, which is why I thought it was time to have a trans character on the show. I can’t wait for everyone to meet her!”
Her guest role will film from June to screen later this year.
6:30pm weeknights on 10 Peach.