Home and Away‘s Cornelia Frances has revealed she has loved reigniting the battle of wills between her character Morag and her niece Roo Stewart.

Morag – who’s returned to Summer Bay to help save her brother Alf from jail – is set to stay on for six months to take care of things while he takes a trip, as actor Ray Meagher has been away on stage in Priscilla in London.

Veteran soap star Cornelia said: “Morag reluctantly comes back to Summer Bay and takes over, and Roo comes back and they’ve always had a big confrontation because Morag took care of her when she was a teenager.”

She went on: “She knows exactly what Roo is about, she’s grown up, it’s now 20 years later and Roo knows she can’t get away with anything with Morag – and Morag knows she has everything on Roo.

“There’s some lovely scenes that we do together – little barbed comments, so that’s something to look forward to.”

Cornelia added she enjoys working with Georgie Parker, who plays her niece Roo.

She said: “I love Georgie. We did a scene last night and it was just so moving, because we’re about at the end when Morag was about to go again.

“She’s great and she’s got the character down to a tee and it’s fantastic. The underlying, conniving Roo is there.”

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