Home and Away

Sam Frost hints Home and Away's highly-anticipated return might not be what fans expect

The Aussie soap has suspended filming amid the Coronavirus pandemic, so what does its future hold?

By Jess Pullar
In these unpredictable times, our televisions have proved to be quite the constant companion.
From Netflix marathons to real time news updates, the medium has never been more relied upon.
It also brings another addition that just so happens to align perfectly with our couch-heavy iso life - soaps.
Of course, you'd be hard pressed not to think first of Home and Away, an iconic Aussie show that we've grown well accustomed to switching on each weeknight.
As the world deals with the COVID-19 crisis, the show was forced to take a back seat as Seven temporarily took the show off air and dedicated its coveted time slot to a coronavirus informational segment.
Much to fans relief, news that the show was set to return to Aussie screens this week has heightened our anticipation for our regular nightly Summer Bay instalments more than ever.
Only, things might look a little different for a while, according to a key member of the show's cast.
Sam Frost, who plays the role of Jasmine, revealed in a candid chat with Nova's Fitzy & Wippa this morning that while filming itself has been suspended, fans might have to brace for a slight dip in Home & Away content.
Sam Frost has hinted that Home and Away mightn't return in the way fans expect. (Instagram / @Fro01)
Speaking to the hosts, Frost admitted that the events of 2020 have had more of an affect on the show than some people might assume.
"They [producers] want to come back as soon as possible but I don't know how many completed episodes we have," she said.
"We were pretty far behind with the bushfires and there was a couple of cast that were out with family issues."
She admitted that the show could be so far behind, in fact, that she "wouldn't be surprised (and I don't know this), if we have to maybe do to a couple eps a week or so. I don't know what they're going to do!"
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The idea of seeing less than the usual four to five episodes of Home and Away each week isn't exactly the news we were hoping for, but given the current climate we'll be happy with anything.
As for the cast themselves, the creative Summer Bay bunch have been keeping busy in their own home bubbles.
Last week, Frost celebrated her 31st birthday, and despite being in isolation, she still felt plenty of love.
Sharing a picture of some giant birthday balloons from inside her house, the birthday girl wrote: "Thank you for all the beautiful birthday messages on Saturday. I haven't got back to everyone yet, but I am extremely grateful ❤️ my heart feels so full!"

Meanwhile actress Ada Nicodemou was is also keeping herself entertained with her son, who is currently home schooling.
Clearly looking for something to do while diligent Johnas worked away, the actress shared a selfie and wrote, "Mum is taking selfie's while Johnas is concentrating 😃👍🏽 #homeschooling #stayhome."
Here's hoping it won't be too long before the show gets back into filming!