Penny McNamee is returning to Home and Away

Is Tori Morgan making a come back?
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Home and Away fans have spiraled into a frenzy after former star Penny McNamee was spotted on set in November 2023. Months later, the network has confirmed Penny will be returning to the soap. 

“Good things come in twos! 😮,” Home and Away captioned the post, refering to its announcement mere hours before that Matt Little was also returning. “Justin’s sister Tori is jumping on a plane from London for a visit to the Bay! ✈️”

Guess whose back!
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Penny last appeared on the Australian soap series in 2021 as Tori Morgan. Her character left Summer Bay for London after she married Christian Green and had a daughter named Grace.

But with Tori’s brother Justin (James Stewart) preparing for his wedding to Leah Patterson, she is making a grand return to Summer Bay. 

Her return to Home and Away was teased after a fan shared photos of their interaction with Penny and some other cast members on-set to a fan page.

“We chatted with Tori/Penny who said her character was only back for a couple of weeks which is pretty cool! She’s absolutely lovely,” the fan captioned the post.

When Penny left Home and Away in 2021 after five “amazing” years, she confessed to TV WEEK there was a “great sense of relief.”

Penny starred as Tori in H&A.

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“It’s a demanding job. And the immense pressure I was under, juggling the role and motherhood and bringing up kids … it felt like a load had been lifted off my shoulders,” she said.

“It was hard.”

Despite the little sleep some nights and big workload, Penny declared it was “all worth it.”

“I would do it all again, if I had my time over,” she told TV WEEK.

“I look back it at all and think, ‘Wow, what a ride.’ I’m so grateful for all of it. Even in my 30s, I still remember being that little girl who would have loved to have been on Home And Away.”

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In March 2023, Penny did return to Home and Away but not as her character Tori, but rather as a writer.

In a post shared to Instagram, the Aussie actress shared a photo of the show’s end credits.

“PLoTwiST! Different place in the credits – same legendary team,” she captioned the photo.

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