Home And Away fans have had their first tantalizing look at Summer Bay’s hot new doc, Dr. Logan Bennet, who will join the show when it returns after the Olympics.
Harley Bonner, son of Neighbours’ Carla Bonner, alias Steph Scully, plays the newcomer.
Having played Josh Willis on Ramsay Street from 2013 to 2016, Harley admitted that moving to Summer Bay, despite the fact that several of his co-stars had done it before him, was a little like turning to the “evil side.”
“It was always pitched as the dark side but it is pretty bright and lovely,” he joked to Sydney Confidential.
“It feels very much at home because I have been in those studios for 22 years. I am enjoying every minute of it.”
The 30-year-old also revealed he found the “hot doc” label a little hard to adjust to.
“In that case, I feel like Frodo Baggins,” he said, “They are such a good-looking bunch of people, big, strong dudes. I am certainly not insecure about who I am as a person, I just try and always focus on bringing a level of performance and reality to these characters and to these TV series.”
Harley has wasted no time settling into his new home and getting close with the cast.
When the first look at Officer Cash’s arrival surfaced, Nicholas Cartwright, who recently joined the show as Officer Cash, shared a subtle jab at Harley when the first look at his arrival dropped, where he’s seen flying in to save three favorite characters who are battling for their lives.
Sharing the trailer to his Instagram page Nicholas welcomed Harley as well as fellow newbie Jacqui Purvis.
“A few new faces in the Bay when we get back,” Nick began.
He wrote, “Also lowkey can’t believe Harley got to come in on a helicopter I’m not jealous whatever I take it in stride and I’ll move on it’s just that I didn’t get a helicopter but whatever.”
Harley’s casting to the role of Dr. Logan was first announced back in March.
“It’s been a while since I’ve had the honor of working on a program that’s such a landmark of Australian television,” Harley remarked of his impending arrival in the Bay.
I’m pleased to report that I was able to pick it up much more quickly than anticipated. I adore working on shows like Home and Away, and I can’t wait for Australia to meet my character.”