Actress Brooke Satchwell is stepping back into the spotlight.
The former Neighbours star has inked a new deal with Channel 7 to appear in Packed To The Rafters.
On set sources of the family drama say writers are hoping to use the 30-year-old to fill a void left by the departure of favourite Jessica Marais and the popular Zoe Ventoura.
“She’s a lovely girl and talented – she will play a main part,” the Rafters insider said.
Seven yesterday confirmed the Logie nominee had spent the past few weeks filming a “guest role” and that it was “too early” to elaborate.
So impressed were they with her performance, we hear Satchwell has been asked to stay on.
The country girl from Victoria will be a useful marketing tool for the show come 2011, after it abruptly and prematurely was pulled off air this week amid rumours that original cast members Hugh Sheridan and Angus McLaren will leave the series.
Packed To The Rafters Will Return in 2012
Source Adelaide Now