An ode to Mark Furze, AKA Ric Dalby from Home & Away - because our former teenage selves deserve this

Stealing our hearts and slaying screens since 2004.

By Jess Pullar
If you attended high school during the raging noughties, you'll no doubt be familiar with the Aussie heartthrob sensation known as Mark Furze.
Okay, so he didn't quite have the profile of a young Health Ledger or Chris Hemsworth, but as soon as Mark Furze hit the screens as the loveable, slightly misunderstood teen Ric Dalby on Home and Away, suffice to say our hearts were stolen.
The talented Aussie was the absolute epitome of a teenage crush.
From his dark brown locks, his boyish grin and those iconic side burns, if you didn't have his poster tacked proudly on your wall, you were surely ogling him each night on-screen as he tumbled and triumphed his way around Summer Bay.
And while these days, the 35-year-old is keeping things a little more low key after pursuing a music career and marrying his long time love Laural Barrett in 2015, there's no denying Furze remains relevant forevermore in our eyes.
Keep scrolling as we take a look back at Ric's very best moments on the show.