Home and Away's Kate Ritchie returns to Summer Bay: 'Home'

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Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has made a return to Summer Bay.

The star, who played Sally Fletcher on the soap for 20 years, is a firm fan favourite.

Home and Away star Kate Ritchie at Palm Beach in a black baseball cap
Kate Ritchie visited Palm Beach which is 'Summer Bay' on Home and Away. Photo: Instagram/kateritchieofficial

Kate shared a selfie of herself at Palm Beach where Home and Away is filmed, after hiking up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

Wearing black T-shirt with a black hoodie around her shoulders, the radio host finished her look with a casual black baseball cap.


She looked relaxed as she enjoyed the sunny weather and the beautiful views.

“Heading home and filling my cup today,” she wrote in the caption.

Fans were stunned by the post, with many hoping that the Australia’s Got Talent judge was filming a guest appearance on the soap.

“Did you call in and see Alf?” one person asked, with Kate replying: “Sure did. He’d be so put out if I didn’t.”

“I miss you in Home and Away, are you going to bring back Sally?” a second chimed in.

“Nice to see Kate in Summer Bay,” another added.

Kate Ritchie and Ray Meagher take a selfie
Fans want to see Kate be reunited with her Home and Away family. Photo: Facebook/Kate Ritchie

The Nova FM host recently took a break from her drive-time show Kate, Tim & Joel, after she was fined for drink driving in late August.

Kate’s breath analysis reading was 0.06, which is only slightly over the legal limit of 0.05.

She addressed the mistake in an Instagram statement, writing: “Recently I undertook a random breath test. Although it was low level, the test came back positive.

“I made a poor decision and there is no doubt I understand the seriousness of my actions. I am truly sorry, Kate.”

The star took a break from her radio show after her drink driving charge, but fans were excited for her to return on Monday.

“So pleased you’re back on air Kate, miss your laugh,” a fan wrote on Instagram.

“So happy to hear you back on air whilst driving today! You make me laugh on the daily,” another chimed in.

“Super glad you’re back on air Kate,” added a third.

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