THE PERFECT BLEND: Neighbours Star Olympia Valance’s Step-Father Australian rock music legend Ross Wilson On Set
It was a family affair on the set of Neighbours this week when Australian rock music legend Ross Wilson and front man of Mondo Rock, filmed a cameo playing opposite Ramsay Street starlet and real-life step-daughter Olympia Valance.
In a cheeky move on the part of the series’ writing team, Wilson, who is revered within the music industry, found himself listing his credentials to Valance’s character Paige Smith who claimed never to have heard of the celebrated performer.
“I thought it was hilarious when I read the script and couldn’t wait to tell mum,” said Valance. “It was really nice to have Ross there for the final week of filming for the year, end on a laugh,”
Also joining Wilson in front of the camera was television icon Colette Mann who plays Sheila Canning.
“Oh, the disrespect, unlike Olympia, I certainly know who Ross is and have been a fan for many years,” laughed Mann who had to tame guest and former cast member Geoff Paine also in the scene with Wilson, a huge Mondo Rock devotee from way back.
Wilson will make his Neighbours’ on-air debut in March next year.
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