ACTRESS Michala Banas has joined the cast of hit TV series McLeod's Daughters after losing her role with Always Greener when it was axed last year.
The actress-turned-pop star played city girl Marissa Taylor on the Channel 9 show.
Banas said the move to one of Australia's top-rating dramas was a great opportunity.
Her first day on the set, Banas had to learn to drive a tractor - and overcome a fear of spiders.
Banas's first episode on McLeod's - where she plays the part of Kate, a new worker on Drover's Run - will air in two weeks.