Why Ada Nicodemou refuses to watch Heartbreak High

“It was so groundbreaking at the time.”
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It might be one of the most iconic cult shows in Australian television, but Ada Nicodemou insists she can’t watch herself on Heartbreak High.

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The Home and Away actress joined Dave Hughes, Ed Kavalee and Erin Molan on their radio show, Hughesy, Ed and Erin, today to discuss her career and the upcoming TV WEEK Logies.

Ada reiterated how she’d been in the industry for three decades now, beginning her acting career on Heartbreak High.

“So, I did Heartbreak High when I was sixteen … Heartbreak’s now on Netflix and I just can’t watch it because I’m too scared to see what my acting was like, and my dancing as well” Ada laughed.

“It was so groundbreaking at the time,” she said of the show.

“It had people who looked like me on it, and we’d never had that on Australian TV… It still holds up I think but I am scared to watch it.”

Ada in her Heartbreak High days. (Credit: Netflix)

The show, which was massive in its heyday, also did really well when it was re-released on Netflix, inspiring a reboot which is slated for release this year.

Starring Ayesha Madon, Chloe Hayden and James Majoos, the show will be updated for the 21st century, but will likely keep its gritty roots.

The new version will feature characters who identify as queer and non-binary, as well as showcasing neurodiversity among the actors and characters.

Ada at the 2012 TV WEEK Logie Awards. (Credit: Getty)

Ada also told the hosts how excited she was for the TV WEEK Logie Awards on Sunday, and was excited to wear the dress she had chosen.

“It’s just nice just to feel confident and sure of yourself, and just know that on the red carpet – it’s quite daunting – but I feel good. Being in my forties is a good thing,” she explained.

Ada, who is now 45, has been acting on Home and Away since 2000 in the role of Leah Patterson.

Ada has grown in confidence and is feeling great at 45! (Credit: Instagram)

Ada is up for the Most Popular Actress award on Sunday, which will be voted by the public. She’s been nominated for the award a number of times but is yet to take the Logie home with her.

You can catch Ada at the 62nd TV WEEK Logie Awards this Sunday evening on Channel Nine.

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