Home And Away star Ada Nicodemou has revealed that she is already looking forward to a soap comeback.

The 35-year-old actress will temporarily leave her role as Leah Patterson-Baker in the Australian soap to enjoy maternity leave with baby boy Johnas, but is ‘looking forward to returning’ to Summer Bay when the time is right.

“It’s really nice to have a different focus for a while and to just concentrate 100 per cent on that. It would be lovely to come back to a big storyline and sink my teeth into acting again,” she told Australia’s TV Week.

Ada, whose exit scenes will air on Australian screens this month and in January in the UK, revealed that her alter-ego Leah makes the decision to leave the Bay with son VJ in a desperate bid to escape stalker Jamie, played by Hugo Johnstone-Burt.

“You should feel safe in your own home and not think that someone is breaking in, so this leads Leah to question what else he is capable of,” she explained.

“She doesn’t trust that Jamie isn’t going to do something and wants to be on the safe side. She fears for her life and VJ’s life. She sees no other option but to pack up and leave town.”

The actress added: “She’s made a lot of friends in the Bay and they’ve become like family to her. Leah will miss the Bay, just like the Bay will miss her.”