Sam Frost has quit Home and Away following the furore surrounding her vaccination status, meaning we’ll be saying goodbye to her character Jasmine Delaney in mid-2022.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the 32-year-old actress has resigned from her role on the hit series and will film her final scenes tomorrow (Friday 17th December), the final day of Home and Away’s production year.
The actress is rumored to be relocating to Melbourne in order to be closer to friends and family.
Frost’s onscreen exit is expected to happen around June 2022. It remains to be seen how she will be written.
Frost revealed in October 2021 that she had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 in an emotional video on Instagram that received mixed reviews.
“There’s good reasons why I’m not [vaccinated] and I don’t want you to judge me,” she told her half a million followers.
“I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,” she added.
Due to the reaction she received as a result of the video, she cancelled her account the next day. It has since been removed.
Seven declared this month that in order to keep their jobs, all of their employees will need to be completely vaccinated by the 10th of January 2022.
“To create the safest possible work environment for cast, crew, and presenters, Seven Productions has made the decision to only engage people who are completely vaccinated against Covid-19, taking effect in January next year,” a Seven spokesman said at the time.
“Vaccination is strongly recommended by Seven to safeguard our employees, their coworkers, and their families.”
The 32-year-old said at the time that the series would be writing her off temporarily while she underwent surgery and was immunized. It’s unclear what prompted her decision to depart the show.
In an Instagram post, she wrote, “I’m not leaving Home & Away. I’ve got a medical procedure booked in for January. So I won’t be fully vaxxed until mid-late February.
“I will be written out temporarily, Jazzy is going on an off-screen adventure for a few weeks.. but I’ll be back ❤️
“My bosses are amazing, we’ve been in open communication for months. Very grateful we were able to make a plan that works for everyone”
It is understood that the series had to undergo several rewrites in order to accommodate Frost’s initially temporary absence.
Sam Frost joined the cast of Home and Away in 2017 when she quite literally crashed into Summer Bay.
As Kat (Pia Miller) and Robbo (Jake Ryan) tried to depart town in search of a new life together, they were t-boned by Jasmine, who was approaching from the opposite direction.
Despite Kat’s death, Jasmine and Robbo appeared to be destined for each other, and they married in 2019.
Tori’s pregnancy, as well as various gang dramas, threatened to derail them. Robbo was tragically died in a dramatic vehicle accident barely six months after they married.
Jasmine mourned her husband’s death for a year, but she’s moved on with new cop Senior Constable Cash Newman in the last few months.
As the 2021 season drew to an end, the pair were in a great place… but it seems the happiness won’t be forever!
Home and Away returns in 2022.
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