Neigh­bours star Scott McGre­gor loves the fam­ily life

This Neigh­bours star has found und hap­pi­ness on and off the hit TV show

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Neigh­bours star Scott McGre­gor may be a fan favourite, but act­ing wasn’t al­ways on the cards. Hav­ing stud­ied graphic de­sign af­ter high school, he worked as a de­signer for three years be­fore join­ing a mod­el­ling agency. Af­ter land­ing sev­eral TV com­mer­cials, fol­lowed by a stint on a game show, Scott de­cided to try his luck at TV pre­sent­ing be­fore act­ing.

“I found my­self get­ting small guest act­ing roles on shows like Un­der­belly, Carla Cametti PD and Win­ners & Losers,” he says. “I re­mem­ber leav­ing Un­der­belly set on such a high, think­ing ‘this is what I want to be do­ing’.”

Mel­bourne born and bred, Scott spent two years liv­ing in Los An­ge­les, but was thrilled to land a gig in his home town.

“I grew up in the north­west of Mel­bourne in Avon­dale Heights,” Scott says.

“I re­cently met (writer/ac­tor) Rob Sitch and he told me he also grew up there. It’s where the in­spi­ra­tion for The Cas­tle came from, which hap­pens to be one of my all time favourite films.”

“I’m told Shane Ja­cob­son was also from Avon­dale Heights, so I’m in good com­pany.”

Scott and his fi­ancee Bianka Voigt re­cently bought a Cal­i­for­nian bun­ga­low, with plenty of space to raise their seven-month-old daugh­ter, Evie. He de­scribes the home as “spa­cious and open with big, beau­ti­ful win­dows”, fur­nished with a mix of vin­tage finds and clean, mod­ern tim­ber pieces.

“We also have a lot of big green plants,” Scott says. “My fi­ancee spends way too much on pots. We ab­so­lutely love our house.

“Just last weekend we sat out the back on a blan­ket and en­joyed some food with Evie and Pudge. We love mo­ments like this where we just get to en­joy each other.”

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