Home and Away axing rumours: Here's the real truth
We get to the bottom of cancellation allegations
Home and Awayfans around the world have been in an uproar over the past few days, amid bizarre rumours that the mega-popularAustraliandrama is headed for the chop.
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Now New Idea can exclusively confirm the rumours are categorically untrue, with aSevenNetworkspokesperson telling us: ‘These reports are complete rubbish’.
So there you have it!
The false axing rumours were given a power-boost over the weekend by a string of inflammatory headlines in the UK press, which led to worried fans deluging social media with questions.
StarLynne McGranger, who playsIrene Robertson the show, tried to calm fans when confronted with the claims thatSummer Baywas soon to be no more.
‘NO!!! Ok getting s****y now!! To my knowledge this is [horse poo],’ she wrote. ‘Enough already. We are not going anywhere.
‘I turn up to work. People film me. I get paid. Pretty sure that means the show will keep going to air. AND we’re 5-6 months ahead with the filming.’
Lynne has had enough of the lies!
The fictional axing allegations appear to have their roots in very different claims by TV industry gossip blogTV Blackbox, which speculated there might be changes ahead in the way the show is delivered, including suggestions that future episodes may first be first shown on streaming, or via a digital channel.
There were even claims of a possiblelatertimeslot, allowing more adult-orientedstorylines.
But such speculation aside, right now there are no signs the much-loved and highly lucrative Australian soapis going anywhere.
Still one of Australia’s highest rated dramas,Home and Away, which famously starsRay MeagherasAlf Stewart, is also shown around the world, with a particularly huge following in the UK - where it is shown onChannel 5.
So, if you’re in any doubt, here is it one more time:Home and Away is definitely NOT getting axed.