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"Was such a pleasure to work with you": Home and Away stars farewell Sam Barrett

We'll miss seeing Sam on our screens!

By Alana Mazzoni
As any diehard Summer Bay fan knows, the cast of Home and Away are like family to each other.
So when a cast member leaves the show, it calls for a big send-off and gushing tributes.
On Thursday night, the H&A cast farewelled Sam Barrett, who's played Chloe Anderson since early 2021.
Matt Evans said he will miss working alongside Sam. (Image: Instagram)
Matt Evans, who plays fan-favourite Theo Poulos, took to Instagram to share several behind-the-scenes snaps of himself and Sam.
"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.
Ethan Browne shared this photo of Sam and Kawakawa Fox Reo. (Image: Instagram)
Home and Away's former associate producer Brodie Macpherson also praised Sam for her 18-month stint on the show.
Brodie shared a photo she took on Sam's very first day of filming alongside a snap from her last day on set.
"Proud of you. Proud of your work. Proud to be your friend," she penned.
Sam's final scenes aired on Thursday night, with her character Chloe saying goodbye to Summer Bay to be with her mum in New Zealand.
The 22-year-old landed the gig playing Mia's daughter in February last year after previously auditioning for four other Home and Away roles.
"My first day on set didn't even feel real, it felt a bit like a dream," she told Perth Now.
"I learn a lot every day from everyone and from the crew as well. That's my favourite part about working on the show. Everyone's always willing to help you as a new actor."
Sam's departure comes after a slew of other core Home and Away stars left earlier this year, including Sam Frost, Harley Bonner, Lukas Radovich and Rob Kipa-Williams.
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