Meet Home and Away's new River Boy...

Publish Date
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 1:22PM
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Photo: Twitter

Ohhh we have some very fond memories of the Home & Away River Boys. 

The brothers heated up our TV screens and we weren't complaining.

And before Christmas, we got beyond excited when the show teased fans with the announcement that the dreamy River Boys would be returning to the Aussie soap!

Unfortunately, Brax and Heath wouldn’t be gracing our screens again, but we've got the next best thing - a new veeeery good looking River Boy!

Meet Patrick O'Connor, who will be playing bad boy Dean.

This is the first role for the Brisbane-based star and he is aware of the pressure that comes with being a River Boy. 

"Obviously going into the type of role that this is, being a River Boy and there being a story there already that is so big and well known, it means there is a legacy there to play around with and being a bad boy on the show is exciting,” said in a recent interview.

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“I got close with a couple of other roles on Home and Away,” he said. "Prior to this I was actually working as an assistant to an interior stylist.”

We can't wait to see this handsome hunk on our NZ TV screens!