On Tuesday, there were some new faces on the set of Home and Away. The long-running soap opera was back in production with new actors after losing two of its biggest stars, Harley Bonner and Sam Frost, recently.
On Sydney’s Palm Beach, an unnamed actress was busy filming, with the young beauty sporting a large snake tattoo on one arm.
She wore a studded white belt, a black denim skirt, and several necklaces in a punk look. A male actor dressed in a hipster look with a black hat, shorts, and a tank top was also on set filming scenes with an unidentified actress.
In between takes, the actress wore a yellow onesie and white sneakers while laughing with her co-star.
Jacqui Purvis and Nick Cartwright filmed several scenes together, so there were some familiar faces on set as well.
They appeared to be engrossed in a tense storyline, walking together and conversing animatedly, with Jacqui looking very serious.
However, the model, who looked stunning in denim shorts and cowboy boots, doubled over laughing in between takes.
Ray Meagher, who plays Alf Stewart in the series, was also on set, sitting on a bench for his scenes.
He appeared to be on the phone, but it was unclear whether this was part of the plot or just the actor killing time.
Meanwhile, Emily Symons was waiting for her take on the beach, where she was protected from the sun by umbrellas.
Last month, Harley Bonner left Home and Away after Channel Seven imposed a requirement that all cast and crew members be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Following his exit from the soap, the 30-year-old actor posted a lengthy Instagram post that appeared to be about his departure.
He began by saying, ‘Cancel culture is the lamest of the lame.’ ‘Why would you waste time wishing someone didn’t exist just because they said something that made you feel a certain way you didn’t like?’
Harley Bonner left Home and Away last month after less than a year on the show, according to Channel Seven.
His departure coincided with Seven Productions’ implementation of a policy requiring all cast and crew members to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Bonner and Seven have yet to confirm or deny that his departure was linked to the vaccine mandate.
Last month, the actor took to Instagram to express his feelings about his departure, saying he was very happy’ and thanking fans for their support.
He wrote, ‘Thanks and love to you all.’ ‘I’m overjoyed. It’s a good life. Continue to spread kindness.’
Bonner spoke out for the first time since the network announced he would not be returning to Home and Away.
‘Channel Seven can confirm Harley will not return to Home and Away when filming resumes in the coming weeks,’ a Seven spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
After previously appearing on rival Channel 10 soap Neighbours, Bonner made his debut in August as handsome trauma surgeon Dr. Logan Bennett.
Sam Frost has also left the Channel Seven soap opera, and she has spoken openly about her decision to leave last month.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the 32-year-old actress, who joined the cast as Jasmine Delaney in 2017, reflected on her departure from the coveted role.
‘I quit my dream job at Home And Away to focus on my mental health,’ Sam wrote on the Believe by Sam Frost mental health awareness Instagram page.
‘I needed to take a breather, return home, and spend time with my family.’ Most importantly, I must look after my health and well-being.
‘Now I spend my days with the people I care about, doing the things I’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t because I was too preoccupied with work.’
‘Sometimes I wake up and panic about money, work, and being able to afford my mortgage,’ Sam wrote after quitting the lucrative role.
‘However, I am reminded of the importance of prioritizing our mental health and taking time to heal our mind, body, and soul.’ ‘Everything else will fall into place.’
Last month, the former Bachelorette filmed her final scenes for Home and Away at Eveleigh Studios in Sydney.
Sam had gone back to work after her vaccine scare made headlines.
She has reversed her anti-vax stance, revealing that she will be vaccinated against Covid-19, but only after Channel Seven’s ‘no jab, no job’ deadline has passed.
The actress stated that she will be fully vaccinated by late February, roughly seven weeks after the network’s vaccination mandate for all presenters, cast, and crew takes effect on January 10.
Sam’s character Jasmine Delaney was ‘written out temporarily’ because she wasn’t allowed on the Palm Beach set until she was double vaxxed.
The former reality star explained that she couldn’t get the vaccine sooner because she had a medical procedure scheduled for January.’
It comes after Seven West Media’s Director of Production, Andrew Backwell, sent an email to staff informing them that starting January 10, the network “will only engage fully vaccinated presenters, cast, and crew.”
Emily Weir shows off her toned figure in a skimpy brown bikini as she films dramatic scenes for Home and Away alongside her stunt double at Sydney’s Palm Beach