Lukas Radovich, the star of Channel Seven’s Home and Away, has announced his resignation.
On Thursday, the 27-year-old actor announced his departure from the show on Instagram.
‘What an incredible ride. I can’t really express how the last 5 years has felt or impacted my life so I’ll keep it short. I’ll miss the job, but most importantly I’ll miss the people,’ Lukas wrote.
‘A special mention to @tony_gardiner for directing my final block with empathy. And thanks to the FANS OF THE SHOW who’ve made the experience unforgettable.’
‘Also having my parents and @liamforcadilla appear as extras in my final episodes fills my heart. Until the next thing – catch you on the flipside.’
Since 2017, Lukas has portrayed Ryder Jackson on Home and Away.
Lukas stated in January that the most difficult moment to film was last year’s season finale, in which Ryder was buried alive in a coffin for a video challenge.
Ryder was buried alive by his friend Theo, played by actor Matt Evans, in the episode.
The men devise a scam to raise money to pay off a debt owing to Ryder’s mother, Georgie Parker, who plays Roo Stewart.
However, when Theo is injured and Ryder is locked in a coffin buried beneath, everything goes horribly wrong.
‘When I saw that the call sheet just had my name on it for the entire day, I knew it was going to be big,’ he told 7Entertainment.
‘It was challenging to learn, and to be covered in dirt for such a long time. But it was also the most rewarding.’