Home and Away appears to have confirmed two more departing characters.
Last month, it was revealed that Kawakawa Fox-Reo would be departing Summer Bay as Nikau Parata, and now it appears he will be joined by two others.
Star Lynne McGranger posted a photo that teases the cast for the next season, with actors Sophie Dillman and Patrick O’Connor notably absent from the picture – thus confirming that Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson will be leaving.
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Lynne later said in the comments that the pair filmed their last scenes in “July, August”, much to the sadness of fans.
“Heartbroken that dean & ziggy have left,” one wrote, while another added: “Sad to see the characters of Ziggy and Dean leaving.”
Elsewhere, former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has discussed a possible return to the show as Chris Harrington after his departure in 2016.
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“I’d love to go back on Home and Away [and] spend some more time with Irene [Roberts],” he told Yahoo.
“We had a great relationship on [the show] and we still have a great relationship out of Home and Away, Lynne and I. We are really good friends.”
Speaking about how he could come back, Johnny added: “[I’d] just waltz in, like not tell anyone, just waltz on in and order a coffee. And Lynne — I mean Irene — would be like…Chris!”
Home and Away airs weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. First-look screenings air at 6.30pm on 5STAR and the show also streams on My5.
In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Channel 7 and streams on 7plus.
Selected classic episodes are available via Prime Video in the UK.
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