Ramsay Street is to get a new resident as iconic Aussie soap Neighbours has announced that actress and TV personality Denise van Outen will be embarking on a guest role on show.
Denise will play Prue Wallace, the ‘enigmatic’ mother of Harlow Robinson, played by Jemma Donovan.
The West End star, 45, will film scenes for the soap at London’s St James Park this week, alongside Stefan Dennis (Paul) and Rebekah Elmaloglou (Terese).
The scenes will serve as a teaser to a major storyline that will unfold later in the year.
Denise will join the remainder of the cast on the soap’s Melbourne set in a few months’ time.
Additionally, viewers will be treated to a cameo appearance Good Morning Britain showbiz presenter Richard Arnold who will feature as Graham, a man who ‘exerts an unhealthy influence over Prue’.
Denise said she is ‘thrilled’ to be joining the Neighbours crew in ‘one the world’s most iconic shows’.
‘To be asked is a privilege and I am very excited to get to work on a really fun storyline first in London and then heading over to Melbourne,’ she gushed.
‘I can’t say too much just yet but my character Prue is heading to Ramsay Street to stir things up and I can’t wait!’
Richard, 49, who will be starring in just the one episode said: ‘I always knew my career would hit a “dead end” eventually but I never dreamed it would do so in such spectacular fashion joining the cast of Neighbours, home to the most famous cul-de-sac in television. G’Day Britain!’
Neighbours legend Stefan Dennis will be filming some London scenes and said it is a ‘real treat’ to work with Denise and Richard.
‘We love the Brits and being in this incredible city!’
Neighbours airs Monday – Friday on Channel 5 at 1:45pm and 5:30pm.
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