Anyone from Sydney knows that if you go to Palm Beach on a nice weekday, you might see the cast and crew of Home and Away filming the renowned soap.
On the carpark side, the surf club is called Palm Beach Surf Club, while on the beachfront, it’s Summer Bay Surf Life Saving Club, with “A Stewart” listed as a patron (that’s Alf Stewart, in case you galahs were wondering).
After new cast member Luke Van Os gave his TikTok followers a behind-the-scenes glimpse during his first day of filming, some fans were horrified to learn that other sets aren’t actually genuine.
And fans were disappointed to hear that the properties shown in the show aren’t real!
“Soooo YOU are TELLING me it’s not a REAL house? ????” one viewer wrote.
“That’s what I thought too, I’m shocked!” another added.
It seemed many of Luke’s followers were disappointed their favourite TV show isn’t what they thought (they do know the storylines and characters aren’t real, don’t they?).
“What the hell! All my life I thought Home and Away just had a few different rented or bought houses,” one commented.
“Haha I hate seeing the sets because I’m so emotionally invested ? it’s real to me!! ?,” another wrote.
“This feels illegal to see, but not, at the same time,” another joked.
Even the official Home And Away TikTok account got in on the action, commenting: “Wait, the houses aren’t real? ? ?.”
Luke joins his cousin Chris Hemsworth on the show as Xander Delaney, Sam Frost’s character Jasmine’s half brother.
Chris was his go-to guy for audition advice.
“When I was asked for a call back for the chemistry test, I actually zoomed with Chris the night before and we ran [the scene] and kind of just got into a good headspace,” Luke explained to The Daily Telegraph.
“Endless people have come and done [Home and Away] and gone on to have extremely long careers, and I am just hoping that is what I can do, acting and making a living for as long as I can.”
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