Home and Away

EXCLUSIVE: Is Mark Furze reprising his role as Home and Away's legendary Ric Dalby? He finally gives an answer

It's been over a decade since Ric Dalby graced our screens... is it time for a comeback?

By TV Week team
It's more than 12 years since Mark Furze walked the sands of Summer Bay. Yet despite on-screen success since – as well as a flourishing music career – Mark says he'd never rule out bringing his Home And Away character Ric Dalby back from Perth.
"As far as I know, Ric is still alive somewhere, so I'd never say never," Mark, 34, tells TV WEEK.
"I had the best experience on that show and have made some incredible friendships."
Mark continued: "I see Todd Lasance all the time, I see a bit of Isabel Lucas and I've had beers with the Hemsworth boys.
"I spent nearly 10 years in LA, but I moved back to Sydney's northern beaches a year ago, so I'm open to whatever work comes my way.
"Home And Away was a very special time in my life."
Mark's blind audition on The Voice airs this week.
It's perhaps a surprising choice for Mark, who has recorded three albums with the rock band Shotgun Alley and toured New Zealand.
Mark is never saying never when it comes to Summer Bay. (Instagram)
"I do feel a bit vulnerable in putting myself out there on a reality TV show," Mark admits.
"I really had to think it over."
But the opportunity to showcase his voice proved too tempting.
"I'm a performer and want to work," Mark says.
"I'm keen to reintroduce myself to Australia. Ric will always be a part of my life – I still get recognised as him – but I want to show off another side of myself.
"I'm aware people will see me as the guy from Home And Away, but music is a huge part of who I am too."
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