Home and Away star Lynne McGranger has said that she would love a role in Emmerdale.

Lynne, who plays the part of Irene Roberts on the popular Australian soap, explained that she wouldn’t mind working through the cold winters at Home Farm.

Speaking to All About Soap, the 59-year-old actress said: "I'd love to do one of your soaps - Emmerdale would be my first pick. I love the idea of being out in the country and wrapping up warm in a nice big coat.

"In Summer Bay you have to pretend it's hot all the time, so you're never allowed extra layers!"

However, McGranger insisted that she has no plans to leave Home and Away any time soon, adding: "It's a great show to work on - I'd be mad to leave. I get to come here [to the UK] and do panto, have regular work throughout the year and everyone's lovely."