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April Rose Pengilly joins Neighbours cast

The Brennan family will expand when April Rose Pengilly moves in to Ramsay Street.

By Rachael Gavin

Former model April Rose Pengilly has landed her first regular TV series role as Chloe Brennan on Neighbours.

"I think every Aussie actor has these iconic Australian shows [like Neighbours] as one of their goals," April, 29, says.

April's character is the sister of Mark (Scott McGregor), Aaron (Matt Wilson) and Tyler (Travis Burns). Chloe returns to the family fold after years away travelling overseas. It also follows her brother Tyler's departure from Ramsay Street to serve time in jail for murder.

"My on-screen brothers already feel like the siblings I never had," April adds.

"Chloe Brennan is one of the most fun, interesting roles I've ever been offered and I'm already having a ball playing her."

April is the daughter of INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly.
April is the daughter of INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly.

According to Neighbours executive producer Jason Herbison, Chloe is set to shake up Ramsay Street.

"We have hinted at a Brennan sister for a while now and we're delighted that she has finally arrived, and even more thrilled to have April playing her," he says.

"She has brought a fantastic energy to the character and we have a lot in store for young Chloe, who will certainly keep her brothers on their toes."

April joins the Brennan family.
April joins the Brennan family.

April has previously had roles in miniseries Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door and Brock and the feature film LBF.

As a model, April lived and worked in London, Tokyo and New York. She is also the daughter of INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly.

Chloe arrives in Erinsborough March 27 at 6.30pm on Eleven.

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