Georgie promises a new Roo in Home and Away

Home And Away newcomer Georgie Parker has promised a ‘new interpretation’ of the character of Roo Stewart.

The daughter of Summer Bay stalwart Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) has been away from the area for more than 20 years, but returns unexpectedly from New York.

Georgie, who has taken over the role from Justine Clarke, told Inside Soap magazine: “A lot’s happened since we last saw her in Summer Bay. She’s now a grown woman. So this is a new interpretation of the character.”

Alf is gobsmacked by her surprise comeback, and viewers will see there is more to the story of her homecoming than she at first suggests.

Asked whether time has mellowed the formerly manipulative character, Georgie said: “She’s a complex woman and has a strong history. Roo is no pushover and likes to tell it as it is. But is she still manipulative? You’ll just have to wait and see.”