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Tue, 17 Apr, 2018Fiona Tomarchio

Can you guess which Packed To The Rafters star has joined Home and Away?

Can you guess which Packed To The Rafters star has joined Home and Away?

If you loved popular Aussie drama Packed To The Rafters, you’ll be thrilled to know that one of its regular cast members is set to star in Home and Away

Angus McLaren, who became a household name thanks to his portrayal of Nathan Rafter – who he played for six years – in the family-oriented TV series, is set to make his debut on Home and Away.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the actor said starring in Home and Away was “like a bucket list item”.

“Meeting Irene (Lynne McGranger) in the diner felt like I was having a dream,” the 29-year-old said.

McLaren will guest-star on the long-running Aussie soap for six weeks, playing federal police officer Lance, and reuniting with his former Packed To The Rafters co-star James Stewart.

“I bumped into Jimmy on the first day on set and it felt like old times,” McLaren told The Daily Telegraph.

McLaren and Stewart starred alongside each other on Packed To The Rafters in 2009, with the Channel Seven TV series breaking hearts all over the nation when it ended in 2013.

Speaking to TV Week late last year, Rebecca Gibney – who played family matriarch Julie Rafter – reminisced about her time on the show, admitting she would definitely be involved if a reunion episode was planned.

The Gold Logie winner said “she’d love to work with Erik Thomson again, as he was her ‘best ever on-screen husband’”, while McLaren revealed he “would love to reunite with his old on-screen family”.

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