Blair McDonough as Alan Ellis in Home and Away.

McDonough played popular policeman Stuart Parker, from 2001-2006 on Neighbours

He left the show to pursue a career in London, but has since returned to Australia.

McDonough also starred in the popular TVNZ drama Winners and Losers, back in 2011.

This year, he’s set to appear on Home and Away, in the guest role of Alan Ellis. 

WARNING: Home and Away spoilers ahead.

Alan is the father of Beth, the girl Mason Morgan met and fell for, when they were in hospital together. 

Beth keeps her relationship with Mason a secret, worried that her parents’ over-protectiveness will put a halt on their happiness. 

Mason bumps into Beth and Alan on the beach though, so they can’t hide it any longer. 

Alan and Mason meet on the beach.

Though shocked at first, Alan seems friendly and accepting.

However, it soon becomes clear that Beth was right to be worried. Alan warns Mason to stay away. 

Despite Mason’s good intentions and his feelings for Beth, Alan is convinced that having a boyfriend will get in the way of her recovery. 

We reckon we’ll be seeing more of Alan (McDonough), as chances are Beth and Mason aren’t going to obey his wishes. 

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