Home and Away star Patrick O’Connor says Dean’s fatherhood story was his idea

From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK viewers.

Home and Away star Patrick O’Connor has revealed that it was his idea to give Dean Thompson a secret son storyline.

Next week’s episodes on UK screens see Dean’s life change forever, as his old flame Amber Simmons (Madeleine Jevic) tells him that she has a son and he’s the father.

Dean will later decide to meet his son Jai, realising that he wants to be part of his life.

Speaking to Digital Spy about how the storyline came about, Patrick explained: “Funnily enough, I suggested it to the writers. I had some acting lessons, as we have a coach on set that helps us, so if you have got any questions about acting or scripts or any of that, then they can help you out.

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

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