Every time a Home and Away actor leaves the Bay, it is a sad occasion. Nearly though 2022 isn’t even halfway over, it feels like cherished characters have left the popular soap opera this year.
While some celebrities have formally announced their exits and stopped filming altogether, some of their last moments have not yet been shown.
View the complete list of cast members who have left Home and Away thus far in 2022 by scrolling down.
After five wonderful years in Summer Bay, Lukas bid goodbye to his fellow cast members and staff in May. Although the 27-year-old actor’s final episode on the soap opera was broadcast on Thursday night, he shot his final scenes in December.
Since 2017, he has played Ryder, a character who left the Bay with his mother Quinn to work as a casino croupier on a cruise liner.
What a fantastic voyage, Lukas wrote on Instagram, thanking his co-stars and supporters for their encouragement throughout the previous five years. I’ll keep this brief because I can’t really put into words how the past five years have affected or felt in my life.
I’ll miss my job, but I’ll miss the people more than anything. A huge thanks to @tony gardiner for empathetically leading my last block.
“And thanks to the SHOW’s fans, who have contributed to a memorable experience… Till then, take care and we’ll see you on the other side.
Although his final episodes of Home and Away didn’t run until June, Harley Bonner, who is the son of Neighbours actress Carla Bonner, revealed his departure from the show on January 11.
“Love and thanks to you all. I’m overjoyed. Life is good. Keep showing kindness, he advised on Instagram as he left.
Given that more seemed to be in store for Harley’s character Logan, who had only joined the drama in August 2021, his departure from the programme in the early days of January came as a surprise.
Logan and Emily Weir’s Mackenzie Booth, another character, had just started dating.
However, on June 6, only days before he was falsely accused of reckless driving, Logan was written out of the story when he learned the truth about Mackenzie’s financial difficulties.
The protagonist made the startling choice to depart from Summer Bay and head back to his former life.
In early June of 2022, Courtney, who had been portraying the teenage Bella Nixon since November 2018, quit the soap opera.
After receiving a job offer in New York, her character Bella, a photography fanatic, said her goodbyes to Summer Bay.
Courtney announced her departure from the soap opera on her own Instagram and posted a number of old photos from her time there along with some heartfelt reflections.
I’m having the time of my life. Greetings from @homeandaway. Always and forever, Bella. The people I made as well as my loved ones come first. Julie and @lucyaddario @sophbabs @louise.bowes @brodietmacpherson get a big shoutout,” she wrote.
Sam Frost’s departure from Home and Away this year was arguably one of the most surprising and tragic. The former Bachelorette stated in February that she had abandoned her role as Jasmine Delaney after five years to attend to her mental health.
“In order to take care of my mental health, I left my ideal job at Home and Away. After months of speculation about her motive for leaving the show, Sam finally admitted in February that she needed to take a step back, go home, and be with her family.
The most essential thing is to look after my health and wellbeing. I now spend my days doing the things I’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t because I was too busy working with the people I love.
“For 4.5 years, I was a distant friend, a distant lover, and a distant sister who was unable to be present for significant life events. I’m making up for lost time right now.
Sam left Home and Away after receiving criticism for saying she wouldn’t be receiving the COVID vaccine.
Sam made the announcement that she would be taking the vaccine but wouldn’t get both vaccinations until February when Channel Seven informed that all employees would need to be completely immunised.
But after only a few weeks, she left the programme.
This year, Rob Kipa-Williams left Home and Away as well; his final moments as Ari Parata were broadcast in March.
After the episode aired, Rob said goodbye to the programme and his beloved character on Instagram. He also took the opportunity to express his wishes for the future of Home and Away.
He wrote in the caption, “Thank you to the fans for all the love and incredible amounts of messages and support.
“Thank you to everyone who made the wheels turn, including the cast, crew, camera, directors, production, writing, makeup, art department, and everyone else in between.”
Rob released a video montage of himself and his co-stars touring the set one more time a day before his final scene was shown.
“A final trip down memory lane. He teased, “Tomorrow’s going to punch you square in the goolies. Which set did I omit to pass through?
Just over two years with the programme came to an end with Rob’s departure, after his character Ari made his debut in the 2019 season finale.
Sam Barrett’s final scenes, in which her character Chloe bid farewell to Summer Bay in order to be with her mother in New Zealand, aired on July 21.
Fan favourite Theo Poulos actor Matt Evans wished Sam well on Instagram.
“Bye for now, Sammy; we will miss your eccentricity and kind nature at the bay. was such a pleasure working with you,” Matt said as the caption of his touching dedication.
On the well-liked serial opera, Ethan Browne plays Tane Parata. He also shared a photo of himself with Kawakawa Fox Reo and Sam.
Ethan wrote with tenderness, “And like that we say ka kite and farewell to the niece.”
After attending four different Home and Away auditions, the 22-year-old was offered the part of Mia’s kid in February 2021.