“Sally Fletcher” (Kate Ritchie) is coming home!
Summer Bay has not been the same since it’s most loved, and iconic, character, “Sally” Fletcher left the Bay five years ago but all of that is about to change, as Kate Ritchie has decided to reprise her most famous role, in the year that Home and Away celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary.
When Home and Away fans waved Kate/Sally goodbye, they thought that was the last they’d see of her, so Kate surprised everyone, even herself, with the announcement that she is returning to the Bay!
Ritchie told Australian Magazine, New Idea, “It’s funny, because I’d never considered going back. It took me such a long time to pluck up the courage to leave Home and Away, that making a return visit was never on the agenda.”
Fans shouldn’t get too excited though as Ritchie is not back for good. She told New Idea, ‘I’m not going back forever, just for a couple of months, but there’s a great story for Sally and my return was heavily reliant on that, I wasn’t going to come back and change sheets in the caravan park!’
No details have been released about Sally’s storyline. What is known is that Kate starts filming her scenes in the next few weeks and she will be on screen over a number of months later this year.
Can’t wait to see Sally back in the Bay!
Below is the emotional goodbye between “Sally” and “Mr Stewart”
Here is “Summer Bay High’s” farewell concert for “Ms Fletcher”.