She replaced Madeline Duggan who originally portrayed the character from 2006- 2010.
During her time on the show she was involved in several major plot lines, including a twisted love triangle with brothers Peter and Steven Beale, falling in love with her cousin and becoming an alcoholic as she turned to the bottle to cope with her mum’s cancer diagnosis.
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