Ada Nicodemou says she’d like her Home and Away character Leah Patterson-Baker to become a soap villain.

The 34-year-old actress has played twice-widowed single mum Leah in Summer Bay for over 10 years and admitted to RTE Guide she likes to play evil roles.

Ada said: “I’d like her to have a nervous breakdown and come back as evil Leah for a few episodes.

“I do like playing bad characters and I feel like I haven’t played one for a long time, so I think it would be a lot of fun.”

Leah recently had her heart broken again by priest Elijah, after he married another woman, and Ada has said she hopes Leah finally finds some happiness in her romance with Miles Copeland, played by Josh Quong Tart.

Ada said: “I hope she finds happiness with Miles. I think they are very well suited. They have been great friends for a long time and I think it’s a great start to a relationship.”