Home And Away star Steve Peacocke has revealed he will be leaving the show.
The 33-year-old actor, who has already filmed his final scenes as Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton on the Australian soap, will head to Hollywood with his new wife Bridgette Sneddon (pictured, who plays Sophie Taylor in the soap), following their wedding in December.
“It wasn’t something I was looking forward to because I love the show and the people I work with so much,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph.
“But I think the key to any good TV series or any good storytelling is to leave the audience at the right point, and where we got to with Brax, we hit a point where it was the best point for him to exit the show. It was just the perfect time, I guess.”
Steve, who shot his last scenes in December, reassured fans that Brax will still be on screens for most of the year, saying: “Brax is still going to be a big part of the show for just about all of 2015.”
He is the last of the original River Boys to leave Home And Away, following co-stars the exits of Lincoln Younes and Dan Ewing.
“It worked well because the three of us blokes acted well together,” he said. “It brought something new and injected a different sort of edge into Home And Away.”
But he added there’s plenty of other eye candy on the show, saying: “Tai Hara (Andy Barrett) is on there, as is Kyle Pryor (Nate Cooper) and Nic Westaway (Kyle Braxton), so there’s plenty of good fellas to keep up the storylines for the blokes.”
Steve, who appeared in Brett Ratner’s Hercules, teased he could return to Summer Bay in the future.
“I don’t want to give too much away but stranger things have happened in Home and Away,” he said. “It is a really awesome way they’ve pulled the story together, but I think the door will always be open for Brax. It’s been written in a really clever way.”