List of Home and Away characters (1995)

Eric Phillips, played by Daniel Goddard. Goddard signed to guest star in the show for six weeks. Eric is characterised as being calculating and has muscles. Goddard told Victoria Ross from ''Inside Soap'' that "Eric can be manipulative and he knows how to get people on side". Jack Wilson (Daniel Amalm) and Curtis Reed (Shane Ammann) befriend Eric and ask him for help getting into shape, he reveals that he uses steroids. Goddard explained that Eric agrees to help the duo "but things turn sour when Eric suggests that Jack try steroids to build up his muscles even more." The actor revealed that Eric only leaves Summer Bay after causing a lot of trouble. Goddard's stint on ''Home and Away'' proved popular with viewers and he received much fan mail. He added that there was a possibility of Eric returning once again. Ross said that Eric was a "bad boy" character with better biceps than Shane Parrish (Dieter Brummer). She added that Eric's arrival had the Summer Bay females "hearts fluttering" and the males "reaching for their dumbbells." A writer from the ''Home and Away Official Collector's Edition'' said that "through 1995, Goddard caused a storm of trouble in ''Home and Away'' as bad boy Eric Phillips".

Eric arrives in town and makes friends with Jack and Curtis. They are impressed with his physique and asks for tips. He tells them he uses steroids. Curtis is reluctant but Jack is determined, even more so after Curtis bests him in an arm-wrestling contest. Shannon Reed (Isla Fisher) takes an interest in Eric and they begin dating. Shannon's friends and family warn her about Eric but she refuses to listen. Eric gets violent with Shannon and Jack intervenes. Eric then leaves Summer Bay. Provided by Wikipedia
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