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Laura McDonald and JR Reyne, newcomers to Summer Bay, are expected to take on one of the show’s most difficult storylines yet.


Laura McDonald and JR Reyne, both actors, will be in Summer Bay shortly.

The actresses, who will play model Allegra and photographer Emmett, have announced that their plot will revolve around ‘disordered eating.’

Laura confirmed the forthcoming contentious storey arc in an interview with The Daily Telegraph on Thursday.

Laura said, ‘We certainly dive into disordered eating.’


Laura said she was surprised to be cast in the role because she didn’t think she was the right fit.

‘I am a 25-year-old size 10 woman, so I thought I was past it age-wise when this audition brief came to me,’ she added.

‘I’m also not in the right weight range to be considered for the part.’ They’ve done an incredible job.’

Laura went on to say that the plot would be “true and raw,” with the production team doing it in a “different” way.


Meanwhile, JR chimed in, saying that he thought it was fantastic that Home and Away was bringing attention to the problems.

JR has also appeared in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as well as the limited series Secret Daughter.

The additions come as speculation mounts that Bec Hewitt might be returning to Summer Bay as a series regular.

Hayley Smith Lawson was played by the actress from 1998 to 2005, and she was a fan favourite on the long-running series.


After appearing on Dancing With The Stars, Bec clarified to Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS FM that she will not be returning to the series ‘at this time.’

‘Is there something that’s going around? ‘I haven’t seen anything,’ she said on the morning radio programme.

‘Not at this time,’ Bec said when asked if she would reprise her iconic role.

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