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Abi Tucker

Abi's a McLeod's Daughter

SECRET Life Of Us star Abi Tucker has returned to Australia from London to join the cast of the Nine Network's McLeod's Daughters.

The singer-songwriter-actress, who had been performing on stage in Britain, says hers is "an edgy, interesting character and I really love playing strong characters''.

She will play Grace Kingston in the seventh series of the family drama, which will go to air next year.

"It's going to be amazing,'' says Tucker, who won the plum role after returning home to Australia for a screen test last month.

"I think it is going to be a really interesting role. She is quite a gutsy, strong, independent girl. The thing I love about this character is there are so many levels to her.''

Tucker has already moved to Adelaide, where McLeod's Daughters is filmed.

She is also brushing up on her horse-riding technique and learning to drive a tractor.

"It's been pretty mad,'' says the actress, who has spent the past six months starring with The Bill's Beth Cordingly in London and Edinburgh.

It's a great time for Tucker to join McLeod now that the series has taken on a sexier edge. Stars Dustin Clare and Luke Jacobz appear bare-chested in a provocative new marketing campaign.

By Phillip Koch
October 01, 2006
The Sunday Telegraph