Home and Away's Breeds "upset" by star exits
Home And Away star Rebecca Breeds has admitted it is upsetting to say goodbye to the soap's characters Tony and Rachel Holden. It was revealed earlier this year that the pair, played by Jon Sivewright and Amy Mathews, were being written out of the show, although they can still currently be seen on screen. Rebecca, who plays Ruby Buckton, said, "In terms of character, to see Tony and Rachel go is kind of upsetting because they fill a really important demographic - that middle-aged, new family thing and there's nothing like that on the show now so they're a loss." A number of other cast members have left the soap recently, including Lincoln Lewis, who played Geoff Campbell, Todd Lasance, aka Aden Jefferies, and Bernard Curry, who played Hugo Austin. Rebecca said of the latter, "He's just had his first son so that's really exciting for him but he's one to miss because every time he came to work he brought so much energy, vibrancy and passion for the day. I don't know where he got it from." She added, "The departures are a shame, but it's seasonal - people come and go."
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