Hold me in your arms, don’t let me go! Every Home and Away star who’s said goodbye to Summer Bay in 2022

They're the characters and actors we've grown to love.
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It’s always a sad occasion when a Home and Away star walks away from the Bay. And while we’re not even half-way through 2022, it seems fan-favourite after fan-favourite has exited the beloved soap this year.

While some stars have officially announced their departures and stopped filming for good, others’ final scenes are yet to air.

Keep scrolling to see all the cast members who have left Home and Away so far in 2022.

Lukas’ final scenes aired in May.

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Lukas Radovich

In May, Lukas said goodbye to his fellow cast and crew following five glorious years in Summer Bay. The 27-year-old filmed his final scenes in December, though his last episode on the soap aired on Thursday night.

His character Ryder, who he’s portrayed since 2017, departed the Bay with his mother Quinn to become a casino croupier on a cruise ship.

Lukas took to Instagram to thank his co-stars and fans for their support over the past five years, writing: “What an incredible ride. I can’t really express how the last 5 years has felt or impacted my life so I’ll keep it short.

“I’ll miss the job, but most importantly I’ll miss the people. A special mention to @tony_gardiner for directing my final block with empathy.

“And thanks to the FANS OF THE SHOW who’ve made the experience unforgettable ❤… Until the next thing – catch you on the flipside 😘”

Harley’s announced his exit in January.

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Harley Bonner

Harley, who is the son of Neighbours star Carla Bonner, confirmed he left Home and Away on January 11, though his final episodes didn’t air until June.

“Thanks and love to you all. I’m very happy. Life’s good. Keep spreading the kindness,” he said on Instagram of his departure.

His exit from the soap in early January came quite suddenly, given that more seemed to be in store for Harley’s character Logan, who only came to the show in August of 2021.

Logan had just begun a relationship with fellow character Mackenzie Booth, played by Emily Weir.

However, on June 6, Logan was written out of the script when he discovered the truth about Mackenzie’s debt troubles, days before he was wrongly charged with dangerous driving.

The character made the shock decision to leave Summer Bay to return to his old life.

Courtney played Bella Nixon since 2018.

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Courtney Miller

Courtney, who played teenager Bella Nixon since November 2018, also left the soap in 2022, with her final scenes airing in early June.

Her character Bella, a photography-enthusiast, said her goodbyes to Summer Bay after being offered a job opportunity in New York.

Marking the exit on her own Instagram, Courtney shared a series of throwback shots from her time on the soap, along with some touching words about her experience.

“To the time of my life. 📸. Thank-you @homeandaway. Forever & always your Bella. But most importantly… to the loved ones I made. Big shoutout to @lucyaddario @sophbabs @louise.bowes @brodietmacpherson and Julie ❤️,” she penned.

Sam’s departure sent shockwaves through Home and Away fandom.

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Sam Frost

Perhaps one of the most shocking and heartbreaking departures from Home and Away this year has been Sam Frost. After five years of playing Jasmine Delaney, the former Bachelorette revealed in February that she had left to take care of her mental wellbeing.

“I quit my dream job at Home and Away to look after my mental health. I needed to take a step back, go home and be with my family,” Sam said in February following months of rumours around her reason for walking away from the soap.

“And most importantly, take good care of my health and well-being. I now spend the days with the people I love, doing the things I’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t because I was too busy working.

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“I spent 4.5 years being a distant friend, a distant girlfriend, a sister who couldn’t be there for big milestone moments. Now, I’m making up for lost time.”

Sam’s exit from Home and Away came after she copped backlash for revealing she wouldn’t be getting vaccinated against COVID.

After Channel Seven announced all employees would have to be fully vaccinated, Sam announced she but would be getting the jab but wouldn’t have both shots until February.

But within a matter of weeks she quit the show.

Rob’s his final scenes as Ari Parata airing on screens in March.

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Rob Kipa-Williams

Rob Kipa-Williams has also parted ways with Home and Away this year, with his final scenes as Ari Parata airing on screens in March.

Taking to Instagram after the episode aired, Rob bid farewell to the show and his beloved character, and also took a moment to share his hopes for Home and Away’s future.

“Thank you to the fans, for all the love and crazy amounts of messages and support,” he penned in the caption.

“Thank you to all the cast, crew, camera, directors, production, writing, makeup, art department and everyone else in between, that make the wheels spin.”

A day before his final scene made it to air, Rob shared a video montage of him and his co-stars walking around the set, as he toured it for the last time.

“One last walk down memory lane.. Tomorrow’s gonna punch ya right in the goolies,” he teased. “Which set did I not walk through??..”

Rob’s exit brought an end to just over two years with the show, after his character Ari made his first appearance in the 2019 season finale.

This article was originally published on our sister site New Idea.

Sam Barrett’s final scenes aired on July 21.

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Sam Barrett

On July 21, Sam Barrett’s final scenes aired as her character Chloe said goodbye to Summer Bay to be with her mum in New Zealand.

Matt Evans, who plays fan-favourite Theo Poulos, took to Instagram to wish Sam well.

“Bye for now Sammy 🌟 missing your quirkiness and good heart at the bay. was such a pleasure to work with you 💛,” Matt captioned his sweet tribute.

Ethan Browne, who portrays Tane Parata on the beloved soap, also shared a snap of himself, Kawakawa Fox Reo and Sam.

“And like that we say ka kite and farewell to the niece,” Ethan affectionately wrote.

The 22-year-old landed the gig playing Mia’s daughter in February 2021 after previously auditioning for four other Home and Away roles.

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