FIRST LOOK at former Home and Away star Jackson Gallagher in new Neighbours role


Neighbours newcomer Nathan Packard is set to cause a stir...

Neighbours has revealed a first look at former Home and Away star, Jackson Gallagher, in his new Ramsay Street role.

The Australian actor has swapped Summer Bay for Ramsay Street as he arrives in Erinsborough as Nathan 'Packo' Packard.

Nathan Packard Neighbours

Jackson has joined the Neighbours cast as Nathan (Picture: Channel 5)

But not only does Nathan's arrival spell trouble for Levi Canning, but he is also set to be a love interest for Bea.

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From Summer Bay to Ramsay Street 

Jackson played Home and Away's Josh Barrett between 2013 and 2016, and eventually exited the soap after going to prison for killing Charlotte King.

Josh Barrett in Home and Away

Jackson played Josh in Home and Away for 3 years (Picture: Channel 5)

But now the actor has joined the Neighbours cast, and he is set to cause a stir when he arrives on our screens in the UK next week.

Kyle Canning is looking for one of Levi's attackers from the past, hoping it might help his family to put the past behind them.

Nathan Packard Neighbours

Nathan is set to cause trouble for the Canning family... (Picture: Channel 5)

But while Kyle is digging up his family's past, Bea is putting her heart on the line with Levi by finally asking him out.

But when Levi is vague in responding to her date idea, she is frustrated and decides that if he wants them to be a couple, he is going to have to make the first move.

Nathan and Bea Neighbours

Nathan finds a connection with Bea... but where does that leave Levi? (Picture: Channel 5)

However, by the time Levi gets the memo and asks Bea out, she has had her head turned by mysterious newcomer, Nathan.

Little does Bea know, Nathan is the assailant from Levi's past, but how long will it take her to make the connection?

And how will Levi feel when he sees he's missed his chance with Bea?

Will the pair ever find a way to move on and realise they're made for one another?

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.