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'Neighbours' bosses cast Kyle Canning's cousin

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Neighbours bosses have announced that Kyle Canning's cousin will be heading to Ramsay Street in a last-minute storyline change.

Show producers have cast actor Luke Pegler in the part of Dane Canning, who is being rushed in due to Kyle's unexpected absence from Erinsborough.

Last Wednesday, it emerged that Christopher Milligan, who plays Kyle, will be taking a six-week break from Neighbours after injuring himself while playing football.

Viewers will now see Dane arrive on the street and take over Kyle's room and board in the share house while the handyman visits his sick mother, Channel 5's official Neighbours website has confirmed.

Dan Canning (Luke Pegler) from Neighbours

Pictured: Luke Pegler as Dane Canning.

Dane's sudden appearance will allow minimum disruption to scripts as he takes over Kyle's role in a plot that was already being filmed.

Speaking of the plan, Neighbours' executive producer Susan Bower commented: "The show must go on. The beauty of Neighbours is we're about families, so we can pull in a cousin or sibling in these very unusual situations."

Dane will make his arrival on Australian screens in October and appear for a six-week stint.

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