A new bachelor is hitting Ramsay Street next week, quite literally, as ex-Bachelor star Tim Robards makes his debut as wealthy investor Pierce Greyson.
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You may have been wondering why I’m flying back and fourth to Melbourne every week… Cats out of the bag… I’ve been quietly been putting In a lot of hard work and training behind the scenes and had an audition right before my wedding… must have done alright… I booked the Job! So stoked and honoured to be heading to Ramsay St, joining the team for a guest role and becoming part of the Aussie icon that is @Neighbours Big thanks to all the encouragement from my family and support team to always expand my comfort zone and chase my dreams! #Neighbours #RamsayStreet #NewKidontheBlock
Robards rose to fame as the first winner of the Australian version of The Bachelor back in 2013. Since then, he has launched his own fitness programme, and starred in two series of Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior, before trying out for the Melbourne soap.
According to a Neighbours press release, Tim will play a wealthy investor named Pierce Greyson with a “super suave nature and good looks“.
Now, the first pictures of Pierce have been revealed, in a scene in which he discovers the business card for Chloe’s new executive dating service, ‘Cash4company’.
Pierce Greyson (Tim Robards) is a VIP guest at Lassiter’s, and the hotel is pulling out all the stops to ensure he has a pleasant stay.
However, Paul and Terese probably don’t want “executive dating” to be one of the services that the newest guest of Lassiter’s enjoys.
So how will Mr Greyson react when he stumbles upon Chloe’s business card for her executive dating service?
Neighbours have also released a new promo teasing Pierce Greyson’s arrival. The teaser, set in Lassiter’s and the Backlane Bar, show the character woo Chloe Brennon with what looks like a diamond-encrusted necklace, overlaid with the text “They say money can’t buy love. Or can it?”
Tim Robards himself described new character Pierce as “a hybrid of Harvey Specter, sprinkle of Christian Grey and a little bit of Robert Redford – so it’s been great fun to explore.”
Talking to Mumbrella about the reality TV star-turned-actor, Producer Jason Herbison said Tim: “As soon as we put him in the room with the other characters he’ll be playing opposite, we knew we had our Pierce Greyson.”
Tim won’t be the first star of the Bachelor / Bachelorette series to make a move over to soap stardom, with Sam Frost currently starring as Jasmine in Home and Away.
His move into acting came through rather unconventional means. In May, he revealed to the Daily Telegraph that a Turkish coffee reader told him he was destined for Hollywood, and that was the sign he needed to pursue his acting dream.
“I listen to signs”, he told the newspaper. “It was the last little omen in a bunch of others. It tipped it over the edge.”
Robards will make his debut as Pierce Greyson on Friday 5th October.