Bree Peters’ touching farewell to Home and Away

'Leaving in a jet plane...dunno when I’ll be back'
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After dramatic scenes on Home And Away this week, actress Bree Peters has bid adieu to the long-running Channel Seven drama.

Bree, who played Gemma Parata, took to Instagram, to share a tribute to her time on the show as she said farewell to the acting gig.

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“Leaving in a jet plane…dunno when I’ll be back again …. but thank you x thank you @lucyaddario @louise.bowes for helping bring faces like mine to HA,” she captioned a photo of herself alongside her onscreen family.

“Thank you to all those who support and facilitate diversity with courage, nerve and commitment. More.More.More. Thank you @stacedotcom and for your chats, support and care. I am so grateful to you. Look after her boys. And to @thegenevievehegney for sharing your immense talent and spirit with me xo.”

Last goodbye! Bree’s character Gemma was involved in a dramatic airport scene with her on-screen family before her departure. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Bree’s character Gemma and the rest of the Parata clan (portrayed by Kawakawa Fox-Reo, Ethan Browne and Rob Kipa-Williams) were involved in a nail-biting plotline this week.

The Parata family had long been preparing for a trip back to their native New Zealand to lay Nikau’s (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) late father Mikaere’s ashes to rest.

But just as Gemma, Ari (Rob Kipa-Williams), Tane  (Ethan Browne) and Nikau tried to pass through airport customs, an issue arose.

“Leaving in a jet plane…dunno when I’ll be back again,” Bree wrote as she bid farewell to Home and Away. (Credit: Instagram)

Ari, Tane and Nikau were all denied access through customs due to the fact that Colby (Tim Franklin) – who is investigating the Diner break-in – has placed a travel ban on the trio.

“Gemma gets through, but the boys don’t,” Ethan revealed. “It certainly comes as a big shock to all of them.”

Colby recently stepped up his investigation of the break-in, during which a terrified Leah (Ada Nicodemou) was pushed to the ground by a hooded intruder.

Memories! Bree shared images of her time filming the show. (Credit: Instagram)

After paying an unexpected visit to the Parata house and finding an item of clothing he believed matched evidence from the break-in, Colby previously ordered a search warrant of the premises.

Meanwhile, we saw that Colby was still harbouring strong feelings for his beautiful ex Mackenzie (Emily Weir), who in turn is smitten with none other than Ari – leading to speculation that Colby be letting his personal life affect his professional judgement.

Whether the Parata boys ever manage to get back to New Zealand remains to be seen but judging by Bree’s Instagram post, it appears  Gemma won’t be seen again in Summer Bay anytime soon!

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