Sam Frost has returned to Sydney after spending several weeks in Melbourne with her family, prompting speculation that she may be returning to her job on Home and Away.
The actress, 32, left the Channel Seven soap abruptly in December, but her appearance at Bondi Beach on Wednesday has sparked rumors that she may be back to Summer Bay shortly.
Sam turned heads in a tiny floral bikini that emphasized her strong abs as she soaked up the sun at the eastern suburbs hotspot.
The former Bachelorette wore a bucket hat and stylish sunglasses to shield herself from the sun.
She spent the afternoon lounging on her beach towel, browsing through her iPhone at intervals.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for comment.
It comes after the reality star hinted on Tuesday she may return to Home and Away.
On Instagram, she shared a flashback blooper from the program in which she tripped while filming a beach scene.
She stated in the caption that she missed working on the show.
‘Looking through my camera roll for H&A clips and found this gem… what an idiot,’ she wrote, before saying she was ‘legit the world’s clumsiest person!’
‘Geez I miss laughing with the crew, so much fun #homeandaway @homeandaway #bloopers @penny.mcnamee,’ she added.
Sam, who debuted as nurse Jasmine Delaney on Home and Away in 2017, left the show in December, two months after announcing she had not had the Covid vaccine.
Last month, Sam’s co-star Lynne McGranger informed Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa that she was now fully vaccinated, indicating that she may return to the show.
Seven Productions has a policy requiring all actors and crew to be Covid-vaccinated; nevertheless, sources claim Sam’s departure last year had nothing to do with the mandate.
‘There was some issues of course with getting vaccinated but I’m here to tell you she is double vaccinated, now possibly boosted as well,’ Lynne revealed.
She added: ‘She needed to be with her family and they’re down in Melbourne, but the door is definitely open for her to come back, and I’m sure as we speak she is in negotiations with producers.’
In December, Sam shot her final sequences for Home and Away at Eveleigh Studios in Sydney. She then relocated to Melbourne in order to be closer to her family and friends.
In October, Sam provoked outrage by revealing she had not received the Covid vaccine and comparing limitations on the unvaccinated to’segregation.’
‘I was extremely apprehensive about shooting a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a stage now in the world where there’s a lot of division,’ she said in an emotional Instagram video.
‘There’s a lot of harsh judgement and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health for sure, and I know people around me are struggling – particularly if they’re on the side of they don’t want to get vaccinated, for whatever reason.
‘There are lots of different reasons why people are not getting vaccinated and it might be because of their medical history, their concerns, they might have family history, it could be religious reasons.’
Sam then claimed she hadn’t been vaccinated, but that she had discussed her option with both her medical doctor and a psychologist.
She added tearfully: ‘It’s a really hard time to be in society right now and you feel like you are less of a human and you feel like people judge you.
‘And you’re too scared to talk about your opinion or your feelings and part of you wants to go, “Well it’s none of your damn business why I’m not! And there’s good reasons why I’m not and I don’t want you to judge me.”‘
Sam disabled her primary Instagram account and blocked all comments on the account for her mental health organization Believe after receiving backlash for her video.
In December, Channel Seven announced Sam’s departure from Home and Away.
While the actors and staff of Home and Away are required to get vaccinations, a network insider said her departure had nothing to do with the policy.
The outside sequences of Home and Away were shot in Palm Beach, in the Northern Beaches district, and the interior scenes were shot in Eveleigh, in the inner suburbs.
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