He's set to make a mark Down Under as soon as he arrives on-screen, with producers promising the dark plot line will "see him confront a hard chapter from his past".
"I was on holiday with my daughter when I got a phone call from my agent asking if I'd like to play this part.I spoke to the producer and found out more - it was very different from anything I'd played before - it was quite a deep, dark story, that really interested me".
Channel 5, the home of Neighbours in the United Kingdom, reached a new deal this week, meaning the show will continue on our screens.
Before and after the best soap comebacks.
Neighbours revealed that he is expected to arrive on Ramsay Street in early 2018.
'It's a new challenge and I can't wait to start filming'.
The Salford-born star first made waves in Coronation Street following his debut in the ITV soap back on Christmas Day in 2000, but after 16 years on and off the cobbles he chose to spread his wings and chase other ventures.
Jason's family members are still Corrie regulars - mum Eileen is in a relationship with evil Pat Phelan while brother Todd just became a dad after he and boyfriend Billy Mayhew adopted Summer.
Since leaving the ITV soap, he's made an appearance on the reality show "Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls", where he met his now-girlfriend, former "TOWIE" star Lucy Mecklenburgh.
Neighbours airs on RTÉ One and 2 from Monday to Friday.