FIRST LOOK: Dan Ewing’s return to Home and Away

River Boy Heath Braxton is back!
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Longtime Home and Away fans were whipped into a frenzy this month, when rumours leaked that a fan favourite could be soon returning to the show.

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Dan Ewing, who played Heath Braxton from 2011 to 2014, is set to head back to Summer Bay – and now, the first photos of the actor on set have dropped.

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Dan Ewing was snapped filming Home and Away as his character Heath Braxton gets set to return. (Credit: DIIMEX)

In the images, which were taken in Riverstone, Sydney on August 5, Dan can be seen surrounded by crew as he films scenes with Ethan Browne, Rob Kipa-Williams and Patrick O’Connor.

Claded in a leather jacket, black shirt and pants, Dan appeared to  slip seamlessly back into his bad boy persona for the role.

The scenes will reportedly air later this year. 

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From left: Ethan Brown, Dan Ewing, Patrick O’Connor and Rob Kipa-Williams film together in Sydney. (Credit: DIIMEX)

Previously, a photo posted to a fan-made Instagram account @homeandaway2020_ showed the 35-year-old actor posing alongside current Home and Away stars Ethan Browne and Rob Kipa-William, kicking off the rumours.

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This photo of Dan Ewing with current Home and Away stars Rob Kipa-William and Ethan Browne seemingly confirmed Heath Braxton’s return. (Credit: Instagram)

Dan’s character Heath was part of the original River Boys, which also included his brother Daryl “Brax” Braxton (Stephen Peacocke) and Casey (Lincoln Younes).

Though the three OGs have long since departed, Dean (Patrick O’Connor) is part of the River Boys gang, while cop Colby (Tim Franklin) previously had ties.

Willow (Sarah Roberts) and newcomer Amber (Maddy Jevic) are also River Girls.

While nothing official has yet been confirmed, Home and Away fans  have claimed Heath and his half-brother Kyle Braxton (Nic Westaway) will reappear in an attempt to break Colby out of jail in a future episode.

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The River Boys’s Lincoln Younes, Stephen Peacocke and Dan Ewing were some of Home and Away’s biggest stars. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Dan has previously admitted he’d be open to the idea of reprising his role.

“I would definitely consider it, as long as there is a good storyline,” he told TV Week in 2018.

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Nic Westaway is also rumoured to return (Credit: Channel Seven)

In 2014, Heath departed Summer Bay to start a new life with his wife, Bianca.

However, he has returned several times over the years, including for two spin-off specials, Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye and Home And Away: All or Nothing on now-defunct streaming service Presto.

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Will the River Boys return to Summer Bay? (Credit: Channel Seven)

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