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Home and Away's Courtney Miller knew her character would never be Witness X

''Bella could also not betray her brother like that, even if she believed he deserved to go to prison.''

By Alex Lilly
Home and Away fans were stunned when Willow Harris (Sarah Roberts) was identified as Witness X - the one who betrayed Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) via a witness statement against him.
But despite her charatcer Bella Nixon being labelled as a prime suspect, the actress who portrays her was always sure that it wouldn't be her.
In a chat with the UK's Digital Spy, Home and Away star Courtney Miller revealed why she never suspected Bella to be the mystery witness.
"Knowing my storyline quite far in advance, I knew Bella would never be Witness X," she told the publication.
"Bella could also not betray her brother like that, even if she believed he deserved to go to prison. He is the last family member she has left."
"Knowing my storyline quite far in advance, I knew Bella would never be Witness X." (Seven)
After the big reveal, Willow fled Summer Bay and Courtney reckons it will be a long time before Bella can forgive her for her actions.
"Bella is far too hurt by Willow's actions. Bella has not only lost a brother but a sister. Bella's anger towards Willow stems from hurt – hurt from being blindsided by her own family," she said.
"Perhaps in the future Bella will understand why Willow did what she did, but for now Bella is too vulnerable to forgive."
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After her on-screen brother Tim Franklin left Home and Away, Courtney shared a heartfelt tribute to him via Instagram that featured several photos of the pair on set together.
"Good-Bye my dear friend and big brother. Our scenes together were magical and our character love was true," she penned in her caption.
"I'll miss you laughing at me. I'll miss your hugs. I won't miss your vocal warmups. Oh, how the river family had fun. Until next time big bro, maybe when I'm the cop and you're the little sister. I adore both Colby and you loads. @timfranklin On to your new adventure my boy ✨."
"Our scenes together were magical and our character love was true." (Instagram)
Fans shared their emotional messages in the comments section, remarking on Courtney and Tim's sweet relationship on and off the screen.
"The best brother/sister relationship in a long time. will miss this so much," one remarked.
"Oh my heart hurts. you two were so amazing together. colby and bella had a relationship like no other. us fans are extremely lucky to have you both portraying them. thanks for everything guys. i'll miss this so much," mused another.
"Emotional reading this. You guys had some of the best scenes together. Love your bond on and off screen," a third penned.

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