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Home and Away's Ruby: 'Xavier's a challenge'

Home and Away's Ruby: 'Xavier's a challenge'
Home and Away's Ruby: 'Xavier's a challenge' (Image credit: five)

Rebecca Breeds has revealed why she thinks her Home and Away character has fallen for Xavier Austin. Rebecca's character in the Five soap, Ruby Buckton, has already had her ups and downs with the fellow Year 10 student, played by David Jones-Roberts - but Rebecca isn't surprised by the love interest. "He's a challenge, she had to work for him and there is something mysterious and naughty about him but deep down she knows he is loyal and decent," Rebecca said. She also spoke about her flirtation with the movies, after appearing in the 2007 release Newcastle. "Obviously they both have pros and cons. I'd love to go back to film one day but TV is a great place to learn too," she said. "I like that Ruby is consistently evolving." However, Rebecca hasn't ruled herself out of a sporty role in the future. "I've always wanted to do a football film," Rebecca said. "I love football and I think that would be great fun." Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk’s new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop Get all the latest soap gossip delivered straight to your door. Subscribe to Soaplife magazine today

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.