B&B has a new Forrester! Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer joins the show in the newly created role of Ivy Forrester, niece of B&B patriarch Eric (John McCook). Brewer, who played Kate in the Aussie soap NEIGHBOURS from 2009-14, will be introduced at the 2014 Monte Carlo TV Festival, held from June 7 to 11, in Monaco. “Ivy is the daughter of Eric’s younger brother, John Forrester, who has been living in Sydney,” said Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley P. Bell in a statement. “A young, worldy designer, Ivy is brought in to work on the new Hope For The Future jewelry line. It won’t be long before she finds herself deeply entangled in the lives of loves of our younger generation.” Brewer will debut on-air in early July.