Home and Away has landed an impressive seven nominations in the 51st Annual TV Week Logie Awards, which were announced at a star-studded event in Sydney. Despite having left the Australian soap last year, Kate Ritchie is in the running for a much-coveted Gold Logie, but faces stiff opposition from Neighbours' Ian Smith - aka Harold Bishop. Kate also features among the line-up for the Silver Logie award for Most Popular Actress, alongside current Home and Away cast member Jodi Gordon (Martha Holden). Other contenders include Todd Lasance (Aden Jefferies, pictured), up for Most Popular Actor, Rebecca Breeds (Ruby Buckton) for Most Popular New Female Talent and Jordan Rodrigues (Jai Fernandez) for Most Popular New Male Talent. The winners will be announced in Melbourne on May 3, when the cast and crew of Home and Away will be looking to add to an already impressive awards haul of 34 Logies in the show's 21-year history. Home and Away screens weekdays at 5.30pm on Five. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk's new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop Get all the latest soap gossip delivered straight to your door. Subscribe to Soaplife magazine today
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.