At home and away spoilers follow.
At home and away shared all the details of the upcoming Ziggy Astoni and Dean Thompson departure story.
According to the Australian outlet TV Week, scenes, which will air in Australia this week before hitting UK screens in April, it will see the new parents trade Summer Bay for Queensland.
The move comes after Dean’s ex-girlfriend Amber reveals that she is moving away with their young son Jai.
Worried about being separated from his son, Dean considers moving in with Ziggy, who is happy that they can start a new chapter together.
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The couple’s departure follows real-life couple Sophie Dillman and Patrick O’Connor’s decision to leave the soap earlier this year.
“Dean and Ziggy are looking towards an exciting new future,” said Sophie.
“We were excited about the possibility of creating a family and a happy ending – that doesn’t always happen to many people in the world At home and away“.
Sophie and Patrick joined the show in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and their on-screen relationship led to them becoming a couple in real life.
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Disclosure of reasons for leaving At home and away last month the duo told Australia TV Week it’s time for a new challenge.
“It’s a huge commitment and a huge part of my life. I felt like I changed into six different people during the time we were there. There is a lot of development both as an actor and as a person. It’s a great place to work, but I was ready [to move on]Patrick said.
Sophie added, “We’ve both done everything possible with our characters and it’s time to start a new chapter.”
At home and away aired weekdays at 1.45pm on Channel 5 and 6pm on 5STAR. The first shows air at 6:30 pm on 5STAR and the show is also broadcast on My5.
In Australia, the show airs Monday to Thursday at 7pm on Channel 7 and is streamed on 7plus.
Selected classic episodes are available via Prime Video in the UK.
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