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Summer Bay's Steve: 'Brax has mourned long enough'

Summer Bay's Steve: 'Brax has mourned long enough'
Summer Bay's Steve: 'Brax has mourned long enough'

Home and Away star Steve Peacocke says it's time for Brax to move on after losing his true love Charlie Buckton. Bad boy surfer Darryl 'Brax' Braxton was left heartbroken earlier this year when cop Charlie was shot dead on her last day on police duty before they planned to leave Summer Bay and spend their lives together. He has since had a fling with school counsellor Natalie Davison (Catherine Mack) and Steve would like to see them take things to the next level. He said: "I think in the world of soap Brax has mourned Charlie for eight months or something like that, which is quite a long time." Steve thinks Brax and Natalie could have a future together, and she could be good for him. He said: "He sees a lot in her, as well as a chemistry there between them - the physical reaction, which is the first thing that happened. "But she's really a strong woman as well. She's this caring soul that can help with [younger brother] Casey. And even though he doesn't like to admit it, she can probably help him as well, with his grief." But his love for Charlie could still get in the way. Steve added: "He's got this tattoo on his hand dedicated to Charlie, which is a constant reminder. It'll be in the script 'looks at hand', the writers have always kept the Charlie influence in. "It's hard - when you lose someone like Charlie was for him, it never leaves you and it's hard to move on. But he's not a quitter, so he'll give it a good shot."

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.