Fans of Home and Away were taken aback when Sam Frost and Harley Bonner announced their departures from the long-running soap show barely weeks apart.
Now, it looks that a number of other cast members may be leaving Summer Bay as well, with secrets website Back To The Bay disclosing a number of rumoured departures.
According to the publication, Ari Parata star Rob Kipa-Williams is anticipated to leave the show shortly because he hasn’t been spotted filming scenes at Sydney’s Palm Beach in a long time.
Rob, who joined the programme in 2019, recently turned to Instagram to express his dissatisfaction with his plot and the writing of his character.
He posted a photo of himself looking sad, “Remember when Ari used to dwell on the grumpy side of life?”
“I prefer him written in a more rough style… In the comments, he wrote, “Oh well.”
Lukas Radovich, who portrays Ryder Jackson on Home and Away, is also expected to leave the programme in the coming months after a four-year run.
Georgie Parker, who plays his on-screen aunty Roo Stewart, recently released a behind-the-scenes shot with Lukas, foreshadowing an upcoming departure party with a bon voyage banner on social media.
To add fuel to the fire, Lukas has been uploading a lot of photos on Instagram from his recent trip throughout the UK.
Courtney Miller, who has played Bella Nixon since 2018, is another celebrity rumoured to be saying her goodbyes to the Bay.
The actress hasn’t been seen filming in Palm Beach this year, and her recent social media posts suggest she’s moved to Melbourne.
Following the revelations, a lot of fans have expressed their dissatisfaction in a popular Home and Away Facebook page.
“Home and Away isn’t the same anymore,” one fan remarked, adding, “nothing like the early years of the show.” Another added, “I don’t like change.”
A third said, “Man, I’m sick of all the wonderful performers and actresses departing.”
“Wow! “They’ll have to bring back some of the old favourites from the good old days,” one person suggested, while another said, “Looks like it’s going the same way as Neighbours.”