Home and Away

Home And Away newcomer Sam Barrett has been spotted on set and we spy a love story with one of our favourites

Summer (Bay) love.

By Maddison Hockey
Amid all the Home And Away drama lately (seriously, we need to know who is Witness X?!) there's still been plenty of romance.
Fans have been swept up in Christian and Tori's love story like no other since the hot doc arrived in town.
Penny McNamee who plays Home And Away's resident medical practitioner has even teased that a possible proposal could be in her character's future!
It appears, however, Tori's love life isn't the only one looking summery bright.
Ryder (played by Lukas Radovich), one of the show's younger stars, has been spotted by the Daily Mail on the Summer Bay set filming scenes frolicking along the beach with a gorgeous newcomer.
Ryder's been unlucky in love so far. (Channel Seven)
The new love interest in question has been identified as US-born Australian actress Sam Barrett.
The stunning red head appeared in ABC drama The Heights last year and also models. Her Instagram page is littered with gorgeous shots of her work.
Exactly who Sam will play and how her character will come to be in Summer Bay is unclear but she looks very cosy with Ryder.
Sam is set for Summer Bay. (Instagram)

A number of the cast are already following her account too, including Lukas, Sam Frost, Rob Kipa-Williams, Kawakawa Fox-Reo, Ethan Browne and even Ryder's former on-screen flame Jade aka Mia Morrissey. It's something we'll take as a good sign Sam's set to stay in town a while.
Poor Ryder hasn't had much of a love story since his ill-fated romance with beautiful yet troublesome backpacker, Jade.
Jade made Ryder's life a living hell. (Channel Seven)
Fans may recall Ryder was besotted with Jade, that was until he caught her stealing from the Salt till when no one was looking.
Soon after Jade blackmailed Ryder by secretly filming them while being intimate before posting the footage online and pressing charges with the police.
Eventually, after a few tense weeks, the truth was uncovered. But the harrowing experience was enough to put Ryder off love. Until now it seems!
We'll just have to stay tuned to see how this love story plays out.