Former Neighbours star Jemma Donovan joins cast of Hollyoaks
Former Neighbours star Jemma Donovan has joined Cheshire serial Hollyoaks as its newest addition.
Donovan, the daughter of Jason Donovan, another fan favourite from Neighbours, will play the role of Rayne, a boisterous party girl who attracts attention everywhere she goes because of her fame as a social media sensation.
The producers predict that Rayne, who is in her early 20s, and her childhood best friend will get into trouble with Hollyoaks’ younger residents when they move to the hamlet.
Donovan expressed her excitement at joining the Hollyoaks cast in regards to her most recent role: I’m so appreciative of the chance to offer something special and entertaining to a new character, and I can’t wait to join the Hollyoaks family.
Currently, Donovan is most known for his three years as the “psycho” Harlow Robinson on the venerable Australian soap opera, which was finally terminated early this year. She joins a long list of celebrities, including on-screen couple Kylie Minogue and Jemma’s father Jason, who left the Neighbours set and moved to the UK in search of fame and money.
Jason and Jemma have yet to share a screen together, but it might only be a matter of time now that Jemma is based in Lime Pictures’ Liverpool headquarters and her father is touring Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat around the UK after a successful run in Blackpool.