Home and Away stars gather to celebrate big milestone for Lynne McGranger

The legendary Summer Bay resident was joined by friends, family and fellow 'bestie' cast members.
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She’s one of the longest-serving Home and Away cast members, but you still wouldn’t have guessed that Lynne McGranger was 70 years of age.

The legendary Summer Bay resident was joined by friends, family and fellow cast members for a shindig to celebrate her big milestone birthday.

Lynne, who was 39 years old when she landed the role of Irene Roberts on the hit show, invited two of her H&A ‘besties’ to the celebration held at an upmarket restaurant in Sydney.

It looked like Lynne was spoilt for her big 7-0!

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The two that topped the guest list was fellow long-standing H&A star, Ada Nicodemou, along with former co-star Johnny Ruffo.

Ada and Lynne have been friends ever since Ada joined the Home And Away cast in 2000 as Leah Patterson.

The two share a dressing room and don’t appear to get sick of each other, even choosing to go on holiday together!

Ada posted a selection of photos from the birthday shindig, captioning them with “Had a fabulous afternoon celebrating my beautiful friends @lynnemcgranger 70th birthday.”

Ada and Lynne have been close friends for over two decades now.

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Though his Home and Away days are behind him, Johnny Ruffo is still as close as ever with the birthday girl.

Posting a photo from the party to his Instagram, Johnny captioned the snap with “Happiest of birthdays to one of my best friends @lynnemcgranger you’re like a fine wine.”

Johnny, who is battling terminal cancer, spoke to TV WEEK a few months ago about the two’s bond, saying, “she’s been amazing, she constantly checks in and asks how I’m doing. She always wants to go out for dinner.”

Johnny and his girlfriend attended the big 70th birthday bash.

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As the character Irene Roberts, Lynne has been a staple star on the Sydney-based show since 1993.

Over the years, we’ve seen the lovable larrikin transform from a chain-smoking, pixie cut-rocking blonde into a loving and fiery woman whose door is always open to those in need.

From bad romances and family tragedies have a click through the gallery below to take a look back at over 28 years of Irene’s most dramatic moments.

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