“My heart was torn – a part of me was selfishly devastated that the show was stopping, but then the other half was so eager to get back home and help fight Covid.”
Irena said goodbye to Locky and headed to Melbourne – but says she felt more guilt leaving behind her hometown.
“I felt a lot guilt getting back to Melbourne after being away. I just wanted to get back to work and help ease the pressure that my colleagues had been facing while I was away,” she says.
“So it was hard saying goodbye to Locky and the girls, but also so rewarding that I could do my part to help out with the pandemic.”
Irena also admits she’d move for love, too.
“I would move to Bali for sure. Who wouldn’t?” she says coyly.
Last week, fans speculated Irena would win Locky’s heart in the finale after the stunning nurse left a comment on the So Dramatic! podcast’s Instagram.
"I hope we get some more love story and less of the drama - I have stopped watching for now," a disgruntled fan complained on Instagram about this season's very drama-heavy plot line.
To which Irena responded: "The love story is coming I promise," accompanied with a smiling face with love-hearts emoji.
The very telling remark had viewers convinced she would be the one left standing at the end.
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