After almost a decade in Home and Away, actress Ada Nicodemou has admitted she’s still having a great time playing Leah, and has no plans to leave Summer Bay.

Ada revealed that when she first landed the role as Leah in the Five soap, she only intended to stick around for six months!

She said: “I’d just come off doing four years of Heartbreak High and another soap called Breakers, and it was a lot of work, so I was a bit wary. I thought I would see how I felt.

“But 10 years later, Leah is still evolving and I keep enjoying the role.”

Now that Katie Ritchie (Sally) has quit the series, Ada, along with Ray Meagher (Alf), Lyn Collingwood (Colleen) and Lynne McGranger (Irene) is one of the longest lasting cast members of the Aussie soap.

So, does she see herself as a role model to some of the younger cast members?

“Well, sometimes I can’t help but go: ‘What are you doing with your money?’ I’m always trying to get them to save and making sure they know their lines!”

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