Jessica Marais’ shock news: Why she’s really out of new show

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Fans eager to see the former Packed to the Rafters stars back on our screens will be disappointed to hear that Jessica Marais has reportedly pulled out of new drama Halifax: Retribution.

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The Nine Network series is set to air next year, but according to the Sunday Herald Sun, the 34-year-old actress has quit the gig, which would’ve seen her act alongside Rebecca Gibney.

Jessica Marais

A Nine spokesperson said: “Unfortunately the shooting time-frame just did not work with Jessica’s schedule and personal commitments.”


With her photographer boyfriend Jake Holly making the move to the US, could the long-distance relationship also be causing the star stress?


Last year, Jess pulled out of Nine’s Bad Mothers just one month before it began filming in October, “to focus on her health and spend time with her family”.

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