Dieter Brummer is set to say hello to new Neighbours as he heads to Ramsay Street.

The Australian actor – best known for his award-winning portrayal of Shane Parrish in rival Australian soap Home And Away – has a seven week guest role as Captain Troy Miller.

As the former boyfriend of Sonya Mitchell (Eve Morey), it’s been reported that the soldier’s arrival will not be welcomed with open arms by everyone.

“We are delighted that Dieter is joining us and very excited about the character he is playing – the Captain will certainly leave his mark on Ramsay Street,” said the soap’s executive producer Susan Bower.

It’s been a while since the 35-year-old has been seen on British screens after leaving Home And Away in 1996, where his character was one half of Summer Bay’s most beloved couples opposite Melissa George as Angel.

Since his exit from Home And Away, Dieter had guest roles in home-grown shows like Underbelly: A Tale Of Two Cities and its follow-up series, Underbelly: The Golden Mile.