Home and Away fans were devastated last week when copper Jack (Paul O’Brien) was sensationally killed off, leaving wife Martha grief-stricken.

Actress Jodi Gordon, who plays Martha, reveals how her alter ego is coping in the aftermath: “She’s obviously devastated. After everything that Martha and Jack had been through together it was incredibly sad. She felt they had just reached a point in their relationship where everything was going well.”

This week sees Tony (Jon Sivewright) and Martha coming to terms with their loss, but Jodi, 24, dismisses any possibility of romance between her character and smitten chef Roman (Conrad Coleby).

“That’s the last thing that’s on Martha’s mind,” she says. “She needs to heal.”

When asked how she felt about her cancer storyline, which preceded Jack’s death, Jodi admits she found it ‘very tough’, before adding: “We did all our research and made sure it was pretty precise when it came to the medical and physical issues.”

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