Network Ten has announced the arrival of singer Bonnie Anderson to the FremantleMedia daily soap Neighbours.
Anderson will play Beatrix “Bea” Nilsson, the estranged half-sister of Ramsay Street favourite Elly Conway played by Jodi Anasta, and niece of Neighbours matriarch Susan Kennedy played by Neighbours icon Jackie Woodburne.
Neighbours Network Ten executive producer Sara Richardson said: “We are very lucky to welcome Bonnie Anderson to Network Ten and love what she brings to this fantastic new role of Bea Nilsson, Ellie’s fiery half-sister. She is an intriguing and fiery character and we can’t wait to share her story.”
Neighbours executive producer Jason Herbison said: “Audiences have already fallen in love with Bonnie as a singer and I’m sure they will as an actress too. We were so impressed when we first met her, that we created the character of Bea especially for her. She is a true talent and a perfect fit for Neighbours – I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
The 23-year-old Melbourne-based singer-songwriter won Australia’s Got Talent at the age of 12.