Press Release | 2009
Former HOME AND AWAY star Luke Jacobz is returning to Summer Bay as police officer Angelo Rosetta, reports The Daily Telegraph.
The 28-year-old said that he is relishing the opportunity to return to his role as the most hated character in the soap's history.
"For many years I've played the likeable characters that never do anything wrong, so it's been great to walk into a room and have daggers thrown at you," Jacobz said.
"It's good playing a character that isn't liked. Everyone hates him and it's been great to play something new."
Earlier this year, viewers were left stunned when Angelo fatally shot one of Summer Bay's favourite sons, fellow police officer Jack Holden (Paul O'Brien).
Jacobz, who previously starred on rural drama MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS, said that he would remain with HOME AND AWAY for the foreseeable future.
"When we received word that MCLEOD'S DAUGHTERS had been cancelled, we went to work right away trying to find Luke's next full-time role," says RISE Director, Rob Woodburn. "We contacted every casting director and television producer in Australia letting them know that he would be available soon."
Woodburn adds, "We were very fortunate that there was interest from HOME AND AWAY in a 3 month role (Angelo Rosetta) that would be casting soon."
That role ended up becoming a contract role due to the character's popularity with audiences.
"We are proud that we were able to seamlessly transition Luke from one long-term role to another. It's a testament to his popularity as an actor, and the strength of our agency to get things done," says Woodburn.