Home and Away newcomer Luke Van Os shocked fans of the long-running Aussie soap this week when he revealed a secret about the homes in Summer Bay.
During his first day on the job, the 25-year-old actor, who is Liam and Chris Hemsworth’s cousin, posted a behind-the-scenes video on TikTok.
The tape revealed that the scenario being recorded in Irene Roberts’ kitchen was actually a purpose-built set, not an actual residence.
Trade secret: Home and Away newcomer Luke Van Os (pictured) shocked fans of the long-running Aussie soap this week when he revealed a secret about the homes in Summer Bay
Many fans were surprised to discover Irene’s famous kitchen was a traditional set and not a room in a real house in Sydney’s Palm Beach, where the show is filmed.
Luke, who plays Xander Delaney, a relative of leaving character Jasmine Delaney, writes about his first day on set of Home and Away (Sam Frost).
‘First scene with Irene, then Jasmine and Cash,’ he continued. ‘This is the best job I’ve ever had.’
Magic of TV: The 25-year-old, who is the cousin of Chris Hemsworth, shared a behind-the-scenes video on TikTok during his first day on the job. The clip showed a scene being filmed in Irene’s kitchen, and revealed the room was in fact a purpose-built set, not an actual house
Luke and Irene co-star Lynne McGranger are seen on set of the Roberts property, which features a kitchen, lounge, and stairway leading to a non-existent upper level, in the video.
Cameras and lighting setups were also suspended from the ceiling.
After years of viewing the soap under the belief that it was a genuine house, many felt the behind-the-scenes footage had ‘ruined their childhood.’
‘Sooo YOU are telling me it’s not a REAL house?’ one fan commented.
‘Not my whole childhood being a lie,’ another wrote.
Say what? Viewers said the behind-the-scenes clip had ‘ruined their childhood’ after watching the soap for years under the impression it was a real house
Home and Away’s official account also got involved, commenting below the video: ‘Wait, the houses aren’t real?’
One fan added: ‘This feels illegal to see, but not, at the same time.’
Another jokingly asked: ‘Is the beach filmed inside too?!’
It comes after Luke revealed on Wednesday the advice his Thor star cousin Chris Hemsworth had given him after he was cast on Home and Away.
Having fun: Home and Away’s official account also got involved, commenting below the video: ‘Wait the houses aren’t real?’
The Daily Telegraph quoted Luke as saying. Chris had advised him to control his nerves.
“‘ ‘ “Just stay cool and enjoy it. Know that nerves will never go away; the key is to become comfortable with them rather than fearful of them “‘Luke stated.
‘Liam and Luke [Chris Hemsworth’s brothers] have also been a wonderful support,’ he continued. This profession is so complicated and difficult to navigate, so having any kind of reliable guidance from someone who has gone through it is a huge help.’
Advice: It comes after Luke revealed on Wednesday the advice his Thor star cousin Chris Hemsworth had given him after he was cast on Home and Away
Luke is linked to the Hemsworths because his father Robert is their mother Leonie’s brother.
In October, the up-and-coming actor revealed that he will be joining Home and Away, the same show in which Chris appeared as Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007.
He wrote on Instagram at the time, “I’m so pleased to finally announce that I will be joining the Home and Away crew.”
Famous cousins: Luke is related to the Hemsworths through his father Robert, who is the brother of their mother Leonie. (He is pictured here with Liam Hemsworth)