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Tim Robards is joining the cast of ‘Neighbours’ and this was unexpected

Following in the footsteps of Frost are we?

By Katie Stow

In this week's most surprising news, the world has just discovered that old mate Tim Robards is joining the cast of Neighbours!

The OG Bachelor said he's delighted to be cast as 'Pierce Greyson', who is a v. wealthy and suave investor that Tim describes as the ideal mix of "Harvey Specter, a sprinkle of Christian Grey and little bit of Robert Redford".

HELLO.

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This news follows the equally odd casting of fellow non-actor but past-Bachelor(ette), Sam Frost, who took up a gig on Home And Away a few years after wrapping up her season of The Bachelorette. Is this now the career trajectory for all Bachie off cuts?!

Tim seems pretty damn stoked about his new role, saying in interviews that, "I've really enjoyed exploring the character. Pierce Greyson has a number layers to him so he is really interesting to play".

The new cast member shared his exciting news with his fans on Instagram, saying that he's "honoured" to be "joining the team as a guest role".

He also revealed that he actually had his audition for the show right before his beautiful wedding to Bachelor winner, Anna Heinrich!

His new wife is yet to speak out about her husband's casting, but we're sure she'll be stoked to see him on the small screen.

For those who are a little confused about why Tim has had this drastic career change from personal trainer to soap star, he revealed he's been chipping away at this plan for a while now.

"At the start of this year I made the decision to make acting the top of my priority list and I've been putting in the work behind closed doors with different coaches – pushing myself out my comfort zone – and then this role came up so I'm super excited."

You can tune in to see Tim Robards' debut on Neighbours in October 2018.