SHOCK in Home and Away as THIS Neighbours favourite turns up in Summer Bay

Home and Away

There's a familiar face in today's Home and Away that soap fans will recognise from Neighbours...

Eagle-eyed soap fans will recognise new Home and Away doctor Mike who helps Tori Morgan give birth to her baby daughter as actor Josef Brown, who played Matt Turner in Neighbours.

The actor is no stranger to Australian soap, having played Ramsay Street's Matt between 2013 and 2015, and this isn't the first time he has appeared in Home and Away, either.

Josef Brown as doctor Mike on Home and Away

Actor Josef Brown has swapped Ramsay Street for Summer Bay (Picture: Channel 5)

The actor played a guest role back in 2012 as the character Dale Canning, who took Alf Stewart's daughter Roo Stewart out on a date.

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Later in the same year actor Josef started filming as Neighbours' Sergeant Matt Turner, with the character arriving on Ramsay Street in 2013 with his wife Lauren Turner and their three children.

The character was a hard-working police officer, who liked to stick to the rules and most of his storylines centred around his family.

Matt's marriage suffered when it became public knowledge that his wife Lauren had a baby with old flame Brad Willis when they were teenagers, which was awkward as he just happened to live across the street.

Lauren has a dream about Matt (Josef Brown returns)

Josef played Neighbours' Matt Turner from 2013 to 2015 (Picture: Channel 5)

Matt's time in Erinsborough came to a grisly end when he was killed in a hit and run accident in 2015 as part of a storyline that highlighted the dangers of texting while driving.

But fast-forward almost five years and Josef is back on our screens, this time as doctor Mike, who helps Tori Morgan deliver her baby in Home and Away.

Home and Away, Tori Morgan

Dr Mike is at Tori's side when she collapses after giving birth (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

The guest role sees doctor Mike safely deliver Tori's baby in the police safe house, but things take a sinister turn when she suddenly collapses following the birth.

Mike races to Tori's side before calling an air ambulance to get her to hospital. But will she survive her collapse?

Watch Home and Away every weekday at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5

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.