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Cottier: 'Marilyn plot was embarrassing'

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Dexter 'Dex' Walker from 'Home and Away'

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Charles Cottier has admitted that he found his Home and Away character's first storyline a bit 'embarrassing'.

The 18-year-old actor, who portrays Dexter Walker in the Aussie show, told Inside Soap that Dexter's crush on older woman Marilyn Chambers (former Emmerdale actress Emily Symons) made him a source of jokes amongst his friends.

Cottier explained: "It was one of the first things I read about the character, and I was kind of embarrassed, but excited to do it!

"Not every guy comes to Summer Bay and falls in love with a woman 20 years older than him. My friends gave me grief about that! I got to work with Emily Symons though, and she's fantastic."

Commenting on the process of taking over the character from former Home and Away actor Tom Green, Cottier said: "I sometimes hang out with [him] - he's a really nice guy - but I chose not to watch what he'd done. I think Dex is quite a different character now, too." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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