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Newcastle Herald

Valley boy scores soap stint

Author: with James Joyce
Date: 02/07/1999
Words: 174
          Publication: Newcastle Herald
Section: News
Page: 9
THE new spunk in Summer Bay is a Muswellbrook boy.

Cameron Welsh, pictured right, who was born and raised in the Hunter Valley town, joins teen soapie Home and Away from July 15 as Mitch McColl, a motherless 16-year-old `bad boy with a heart of gold' kicked out of home by his stepfather.

Welsh, 22, was a keen drama and music student at school, wrote plays and even had his own band.

He was 17 when he left Muswellbrook to pursue an acting career in Sydney but wound up doing an apprenticeship as a chef.

`It is such a great opportunity to further my craft and it is steady work for three years,' Welsh said of his hot TV role.

`That seemed appealing to me after having bit parts here and there. And, of course, the idea of going to the beach to film with gorgeous women was also very appealing.'

His hobby, playing the guitar, has been incorporated into the character, who will quickly show an interest in Hayley (played by Rebecca Cartwright), Summer Bay's resident angelic blonde.

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