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Just 4 months after the devastating death of David Tanaka, Neighbours is introducing a potential love interest for widower Aaron Brennan in the shape of mysterious new stranger, Logan.

Logan, played by Matthew Backer, makes his first appearance on Monday, 24th June, when he bumps into Melanie while she is out and about on her tour of the festivals with the Drinks Diva van. The two connect and Logan joins her as she returns to Erinsborough.

Teasers for Logan’s first two weeks of episodes show us that he quickly sets his sights on Aaron but, as with every new arrival on Ramsay Street, has a secret agenda.

Matthew Backer is a familiar face on Australian television, playing the hot real estate agent, Anton, in the hit series Five Bedrooms and also appeared in 2 episodes of the Netflix series Wellmania. Backer has made guest appearances in a number of other shows including Home and Away where he played a reporter.

His best known work though has a link back to Ramsay Street though, as Backer has been a regular presenter on Play School since 2017. One of his co-hosts there was Takaya Honda, who played David Tanaka (Aaron clearly has a thing for Play School presenters!)

Play School and Neighbours have a long history, with Anne Haddy, best known for playing Helen Daniels when Neighbours first began, being one of the original Play School presenters from 1966-1969. Other familiar Erinsborough residents that have appeared on the show include Tom Oliver (Lou Carpenter) and Brooke Satchwell (Anne Wilkinson).

Is it too early for someone to to be showing in interest in grieving Aaron, or is a new man just what he needs?

You can catch Logan on Neighbours starting on June 24th, with new episodes streaming on Amazon Freevee and Amazon Prime Video from 7am, Monday to Thursday.

By Matt Sole

Matt was a Neighbours fan through the late 1980s and 1990s. After a number of years living overseas he returned to the UK and fell in love with Ramsay Street again in 2017. Away from Neighbours, Matt spent many years working as an Entertainment Director for a major Cruise Line. He is also an avid quizzer and has appeared on many TV game shows including Bridge of Lies, competing with other members of the team.