It s no longer Steve who?
It's no longer 'Steve who?'

Last time Steve Peacocke was in Perth, barely anyone knew who he was.

This time around there'll be hundreds of girls screaming his name - and hopefully whipping out some dollars for charity.

Peacocke, below, who will be in Perth for Telethon, plays river boy Darryl Braxton on Seven's Home and Away - a role that has brought the humble sheep jackaroo new-found fame.

"I remember the producer Cameron Walsh explaining that everything changes when you go to air. I didn't believe it, but he's right. Things really do change," he tells Access All Areas.

"It's certainly a foreign experience, and I tell you what, there were no screaming girls a few years ago when I was at uni."

Not that this country boy from Dubbo has to worry about screaming girls - he's happy in his relationship of six years with actress Bridgette Sneddon - because the soapie star has no trouble staying grounded. That's the approach he plans to bring to the Telethon stage.

"I've heard there are a couple of ways you can get people to dig deep and I'm sure we'll come up with something original," he says. "I know lots of people take their shirts off to raise funds and I'm sure Dan (Ewing) will do that after five minutes, but it might take a bit more than that to get me to do it - I'm thinking in the ballpark of $1000."

With just two days until Telethon kicks off, Perth is preparing for the arrival of some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

Access All Areas can reveal that Australia's Got Talent winners Jack Vidgen, Justice Crew and Mark Vincent will all be appearing at Harbour Town on Sunday to perform and meet fans.

Also joining a slew of Seven talent attending Telethon will be X Factor host Luke Jacobz.

The West Australian

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