Neighbours star Scott McGregor has revealed that he plans to move to Hamburg to further his modelling career.

The soap hunk, who plays Detective Mark Brennan, originally only joined the show for four weeks to investigate the attempted murder of Paul Robinson, but he proved so popular with viewers that he was given a longer run until the end of April.

“It would have been nice to stay longer but I turn 30 in April and there are things I want to do before I settle down,” Scott said.

“I didn’t realise how many hours were involved, and I had to knock back so many modelling jobs. I might base myself in Germany for a while – Hamburg is great for catalogue work.”

Despite being a model and a TV heartthrob, Scott added that he does not have to work hard to keep his body in shape.

“I used to but I think I’m past it these days,” he said. “I try to exercise regularly, I run a bit but I’m not a gym junkie or anything like that.”

But despite leaving Neighbours and planning to go into modelling, he said he plans to keep his acting career going. “There are still a lot of opportunities in modelling but I definitely want to continue acting.”