A YEAR after joining Home & Away, former Muswellbrook boy Cameron Welsh
has been nominated for a Logie for most popular new talent.
Welsh's rivals in the silver Logie category are comedians Rove McManus and
James O'Loghlin and another Summer Bay poster boy, Justin Melvey.
`I think Justin's a shoe-in,' a diplomatic Welsh, 22, told Friday at Nine
Welsh, who plays Mitch McColl on the sunny teen soap, returned to TV screens
on Monday night following a month's bed rest to recover from a herniated disc in
his lower back.
Producers took the drastic step of hiring another actor to fill in.
`I had to spend 23 hours a day lying on my back doped to the eyeballs on
Valium . . . it was Lucy in the sky with diamonds,' Welsh laughed.
One year into a three-year contract with the Prime serial, Welsh credited his
uncle, actor David Field, of Two Hands fame, for `inspiring' his acting career
and a high school English teacher from his Muswellbrook days, Ross McGowan, for
`opening my mind' to Shakespeare.