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'Neighbours' Dane will be clueless like Kyle, says Luke Pegler

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Dan Canning (Luke Pegler) from Neighbours

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Neighbours newcomer Luke Pegler has teased that there will be "awkward" moments ahead for his character Dane Canning.

The former Rescue: Special Ops actor joined the cast of the soap at short notice last month after established regular Christopher Milligan was forced to take an unexpected break due to a sporting injury.

As previously reported, while Milligan's character Kyle Canning takes time out from Ramsay Street to visit his sick mother, his cousin Dane arrives to take over his room and board in the share house.

Speaking about the storyline ahead for the first time, Pegler told TV Week: "Dane certainly has the Canning DNA and is probably just as oblivious as Kyle is to what's going on around him!

"He does find himself in the thick of some awkward situations in the house."

Milligan snapped an Achilles tendon while playing football in early August and later underwent surgery.

Dane's sudden appearance - due to air in Australia next month - allows minimum disruption to scripts as he has taken over Kyle's role in a plot that was already being filmed.

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