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Following in mum’s footsteps? Home and Away’s Penny McNamee enjoys a day on set with five-year-old son Jack


Since 2016, Penny McNamee has played Dr. Tori Morgan on Home and Away.

And now it seems that her five-year-old son Jack is following in his mother’s artistic footsteps.

On Tuesday, the 38-year-old posted three photos of her son on set in Summer Bay with her Instagram followers.

My sweet Jack,’ I say. ‘Directing me at home… and at work #schoolholidays,’ she joked alongside the adorable photos.


In one picture, the two are seen smiling from ear to ear and gazing into each other’s eyes, as if they are having a nice mother-son moment.

In a second picture, Jack is seated in a chair, holding a microphone, as if he were a director.

During a break in processing, Jack is seen in the third frame enjoying a hot beverage.

Despite being a fan favourite for five years, the actress was on the verge of quitting in 2019 after welcoming Jack’s younger sister, Neve.


‘I don’t think I was ready [to go back],’ she told TV Week in 2019. I had a wonderful six months of maternity leave and would have gladly taken another six.’

Penny wanted to stay because she “just didn’t want to let down” the creative team and “didn’t want to miss out on the chance.”

Penny also revealed in her TV Week interview that raising her two children while working long hours can be challenging.

‘I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to juggle such a stressful career and two young children,’ she admitted.


Penny lives with her high school sweetheart and husband, Matt Tooker, and their two children, Neve, who is now two, and Jack, who is two.

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