Home and Away star’s hidden connection to Summer Bay newbie

It’s not the first time these two have crossed paths.
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They say it’s a small world, and apparently, Summer Bay is even smaller!

Home and Away’s hottest new cop Senior Constable Cash Newman is set to arrive in Summer Bay on Monday night but for the actor portraying him, it’ll be somewhat of a reunion.

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Nicholas Cartwright, who plays the new cop on the block, has ties to permanent cast member Ethan Browne, who portrays Tane Parata on Channel Seven’s long-running drama, as the pair once attended leading performing arts institute NIDA together.

Ahead of Nicholas’s debut, Ethan took to Instagram to pay tribute to his friend and wish him luck by sharing a series of images of the actor.

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Nicholas Cartwright is joining Home and Away as Summer Bay’s hot new cop. (Credit: Instagram)

“Thought I had rid myself of this guy after putting up with him for three years at drama school…now I gotta do more time with him at work ffs 😩 😂 🤙🏽…” Ethan joked in the caption.

“When I heard there was a search for a new cop in the bay, I instantly thought of this man. Perfect for the role, and he bloody well got it! One of the hardest working people I’ve met and so deserving! Super proud of you brother!

“Tonight he joins us in the bay as Constable Cash Newman 👮‍♀️. Tune in at 7pm and show the bro @_nicholas_cartwright_ some love! ❤”

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The jovial and heartwarming caption was matched by Nicholas whose reply showed fans just how tight their real-life bond is.

“I knew you’d never leave me bro xoxo,” Nicholas joked in the comments section.

Before scoring his Home and Away gig, the 33-year-old served in the Australian Army as a rifleman for six years and he had been deployed to East Timor and Afghanistan before turning to acting.

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Ethan and Nicholas pictured at NIDA together. (Credit: Instagram)

Speaking to Perth Now, Nicholas admitted acting is filling the void that the defence force left behind.

“You can kind of feel a little lost when you get out of the defence force, and no one wants to do a normal job,” he told the publication.

“So I thought, what’s the craziest thing I can do and decided to go to NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art).”

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Ethan Browne (pictured) is excited for his drama school mate to join the cast. (Credit: Channel Seven)

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