Art will soon be imitating life in Home and Away as a saucy new storyline mirrors a genuine controversy that recently hit the soap. The Sun reports that viewers will soon see character Nicole Franklin (Tessa James) getting intimate with Trey Palmer (Luke Bracey), unaware that the camera she's been using to make a short film is still running - and one of them will eventually air the film at the town's film festival after things go wrong for the pair. The plot comes just weeks after Lincoln Lewis (pictured), who plays Geoff Campbell, was caught up in a similar scandal when he admitted making a steamy recording of his own. But bosses on the hit Australian soap have said they won't be dropping the storyline. A spokeswoman said: "Like all successful dramas, Home and Away tackles many issues, and this is one of them." Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk’s new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop
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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.