Home and Away LEGEND hints Summer Bay return – can you guess who it is?

There could be a familiar face heading back to Home and Away, which will thrill fans of the Australian soap...

Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has spoken about a possible return to the soap – five years after she was last seen in the show as Sally Fletcher.

The actress turned radio host talked to Aussie magazine TV Week about her time on the soap, confessing that she would never rule out a possibility of making a Home and Away comeback…

Kate Ritchie was last seen in Summer Bay five years ago

Kate Ritchie was last seen in Summer Bay five years ago

“Never say never,” the 40-year-old told the magazine. “I think for now Summer Bay seems to be surviving quite well without Sally Fletcher.

“But I would be lying if I said I’m not looking forward to the day I’m back on a TV or film set, flexing those acting muscles again.”

Kate also revealed that she will always look back fondly on her 20 years on the soap, in which she played Sally from 1988 to 2008…

Ex Home and Away actress Kate Richie

Kate now has a hugely successful career as a radio presenter in Australia

“As I’ve said before, it was such an incredible part of my life and I still feel so fondly about it.”

During her two decades on Home and Away, Kate won numerous awards for her portrayal of Sally Fletcher, as well as winning the hearts of fans around the world.

Since leaving Home and Away, Kate has made a very successful career as a radio presenter and is one third of the Kate, Tim and Marty radio team who present the drive show for Australian radio station Nova.

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But despite having a great career on the radio, Kate has revealed that after five years away from TV, she hopes her return to the small screen could be imminent…

“I hope it’s not too far away. Fingers crossed something will come in 2019. There is some great Australian comedy out there at the moment, so I’ll just have to see what comes along and if it is the right time.”

Watch Home and Away every weekday at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5

Picture credit: Main image: Channel 5, picture of Kate at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory premier:  Christopher Khoury/Australian Press Agency via ZUMA/REX/Shutterstock