It’s the season to be jolly and to be without one of our Australian soaps for a few weeks-not, of course, the best Christmas gift for fans of Home and Away.
As it does every year, as we head through the holiday season, the beachside soap will take an extended break from the Channel 5 schedule, and this final episode will air earlier than we expected it would this year.
The final 2019 Home and Away episode are set to air on Friday 20 November and although we have not been informed when it will come back, with Channel 5 promising to announce information as soon as they can, expect the next trip to Summer Bay to be earlier in the first couple of weeks of January.
Fans were expecting this as it happens every year, but, like its neighbor, ahem, Neighbours, the soap has now fallen behind on Australian broadcasts.
All eyes are now on Channel 5, which will have a void in their schedule to fill up for a while with Home and Away going off the air. Will some of the empty rooms be used to catch up with Australia’s neighbors again? We hope so, for sure, and it seems like an ideal time to do it.
Home and Away will also take a break in Australia, but we do not yet know what day the show will be going off there on its vacation. Like every other soap, when the lockdown struck, it was also forced to take a production break earlier in the year. Thankfully, a few weeks later, they were able to get back to shooting and it has since run uninterrupted.