Home and Away star Steve Peacocke says it’s time for Brax to move on after losing his true love Charlie Buckton.

Bad boy surfer Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton was left heartbroken earlier this year when cop Charlie was shot dead on her last day on police duty before they planned to leave Summer Bay and spend their lives together. He has since had a fling with school counsellor Natalie Davison (Catherine Mack) and Steve would like to see them take things to the next level.

He said: “I think in the world of soap Brax has mourned Charlie for eight months or something like that, which is quite a long time.”

Steve thinks Brax and Natalie could have a future together, and she could be good for him.

He said: “He sees a lot in her, as well as a chemistry there between them – the physical reaction, which is the first thing that happened.

“But she’s really a strong woman as well. She’s this caring soul that can help with [younger brother] Casey. And even though he doesn’t like to admit it, she can probably help him as well, with his grief.”

But his love for Charlie could still get in the way.

Steve added: “He’s got this tattoo on his hand dedicated to Charlie, which is a constant reminder. It’ll be in the script ‘looks at hand’, the writers have always kept the Charlie influence in.

“It’s hard – when you lose someone like Charlie was for him, it never leaves you and it’s hard to move on. But he’s not a quitter, so he’ll give it a good shot.”