Jason Donovan's daughter lands a role on Neighbours

Jason Donovan's daughter is heading for her dad's old stomping ground of Erinsborough.

18-year-old Jemma Donovan has landed herself a role in Neighbours, the veteran Aussie soap in which her father made his name.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Jemma Donovan, Jason Donovan, Zac Donovan attend The Olivier Awards with Mastercard at Royal Albert Hall on April 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (2ndR) Jason Donovan and children Zach Donovan (R), Jemma Donovan (L) and Molly Donovan (3rd L) arrive for the UK Premiere of 'Finding Dory' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Images )
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Jemma Donovan, Jason Donovan and Zac Donovan attend 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on November 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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She will play the role of Harlow Robinson, described as a 'quick-witted and complicated character' by series bosses.

Donovan famously played Scott Robinson, who married Kylie Minogue's Charlene Mitchell in the show, from 1986 to 1989, in over 500 episodes.

"Neighbours is an incredible learning curve for any young actor. It's become an institution and I'm so grateful for my time on Ramsay Street," Donovan said.

"There are so many great memories for me looking back, and to be honest this is Jemma's moment."

Jemma added: "I was so happy and very honoured to be a part of a series which has been enjoyed by generations.

"The timing was also perfect because since my previous role on Spotless in 2015, I stopped going to auditions and acting because I wanted to finish my schooling, get my A levels and see what I wanted to do after that so it's great how everything has fallen into place."

Jemma will be the third generation of the Donovan family to appear in the soap.

As well as her dad, her grandfather Terence Donovan played Doug Willis in the show from 1990 to his last episode in 2016.

"My dad had a wonderful few years and I'm sure Jemma will also embrace the experience and honour the past," added Donovan.

"She needs to look forward, be an open book, learn from her experiences and have some fun. What an opportunity."

Neighbours' executive producer Jason Herbison said: "Jemma did a fantastic audition for Neighbours and her pedigree was an unexpected surprise.

"Jason and Terence are Ramsay Street royalty and it warms all our hearts to know there will be a third generation Donovan on the show.

"I'm excited to see Jemma carry the torch and make the character of Harlow her own."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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