Home and Away

Emily Symons just spilled a very juicy behind-the-scenes secret from the set of Home And Away

Now this is the epitome of being a team player!

By Bella Brennan
For decades, fans have tuned in as Marlyin Chambers tries to find her happily ever after.
Over the years, she's seen marriages with the likes of Phil Bryant (Vince Martin) and Donald Fisher (Norman Coburn) crumble while most recently, she suffered another heartbreaking blow after her third marriage to John Palmer (Shane Withington) came crashing down.
But as the dust settles on their sad split, the bubbly blonde is finally ready to dip her toe back into the dating world.
Marlyin tries her hand at an online dating app, only to accidentally match with none other than her ex-husband John!
And it turns out, the men's profiles who popped up on screen before John's were in fact some of the crew members who work on the show.
"We had lots of fun with this! 💖 Maz ventures into online dating and accidentally matches with her ex husband 😱😂," the star explained via her Instagram page, alongside a video of the hilarious scene.
"Fun fact: all the matches were our lovely crew members 😎 I'm looking at you @scottmgsinclair @bobmiller17 @matthewtgrossman @adrian.valero Well played @gregstone7 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Thank you for this @haa.mv 💖," Emily revealed.
Emily Symons has shed some fascinating insights into one particular scene which aired on the soapie this week. (Image: Instagram/Channel 7)
Emily's Home And Away co-stars were quick to comment on her post, revealing just how much entertainment it had given them.
"Some much needed hilarity," Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts, said.
"Hahahaaaa! This is the best! Also, Em you are so brilliantly funny... you constantly make me laugh out loud," Penny McNamee, who plays Dr Tori Morgan, explained.
"This is brilliant," former Home And Away star Erika Heynatz admitted.
Spot the crew member! "Fun fact: all the matches were our lovely crew members," Emily revealed. (Image: Instagram/Channel 7)
Home And Away fans also praised the scene while campaigning for the couple to get back together.
"Love this. My family and I all cracked up laughing when Maz accidentally clicked match to John," one person noted.
"Was hilarious. I miss u and John together tho.. It was was a great match."
"Please get back with John!!!!! Best couple ever."
Marilyn and John's marriage broke down earlier in the year. (Image: Channel 7)
Opening up about Marlyin and John's sad split, Emily told The Morning Show: "It's been a long journey, let me tell you."
"It's like a real marriage. We have been doing a lot of sad stories, with the hospital siege and then Marilyn having PTSD."
She explained that the emotional storyline was a "natural progression" for the pair.
"We didn't need to prepare because the relationship had been disintegrating for quite a while," the 51-year-old admitted.
"It's very sad because the joyous and funny scenes that we used to do have all dried up."

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