April and Dexter, Home and AwayAustralian soap Home and Away is to say goodbye to Charles Cottier and Rhiannon Fish following months of speculation about the future of the characters on the Seven Network series.

Cottier and Fish who have played Dexter Walker and April Scott in the Summer Bay saga for three years are to leave a co-star has confirmed. Actress Teri Haddy, who plays Rosie Prichard on the series, told Australia’s TV Week magazine the gossip was true.

I think because they have both been on the show for so long, they wanted to start a brand new chapter. I want it to be a really positive ending for April and Dex, and an open-ended one. –¬†Haddy

Haddy’s character is also to depart Home and Away down under next week, the show airs some weeks later in the UK on Channel 5.

The way Rosie leaves the Bay is really positive, and yes, it will leave the door open for her to come back later on. -Haddy

Home and Away is celebrating 25 years in production in 2013, the landmark is being heralded on screen by the return of original actress Kate Richie as Sally Fletcher after an absence of five years. Richie was one of the longest running actresses on the series appearing in episode one and thousands of others in twenty years on the show.

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