As Home and Away fans reel from the sudden departure of Summer Bay’s newest hunk, Daily Star Showbiz takes a look at the off screen life of actor Harley Bonner.
Dr. Logan Bennett hasn’t even been in Summer Bay for a year, but British viewers of Home and Away will see his exit in July.
Australian viewers said goodbye to the character on 6th June. Logan made the decision to resign from his job at the Northern Districts Hospital and re-enrol in the army’s medical team.
This came after the hunky medic went through a horrific period in which he was wrongfully accused of causing death through hazardous driving.
He also broke up with Mackenzie Booth after learning that she had been holding illegal poker sessions at Salt, which had put her in a perilous situation.
As fans prepare to bid their goodbyes to the character, Daily Star Showbiz takes a peek at actor Harley Bonner’s off-screen life.
Harley was born on 27th April 1991, in Melbourne.
His mother is actress Carla Bonner, who Neighbours fans will know as Erinsborough favourite Steph Scully. Carla played the drama-prone Steph in several stints between 1999 and 2018.
Harley also has a younger brother.
The actor previously stated that he did not want to live in the shadow of his mother, saying: “I told my agency when I originally signed with him that I wanted to be my own person.
“‘I don’t want to be known as Carla Bonner and Steph Scully’s son — not that I have anything against Neighbours, but it’s something I’d rather avoid.’
Despite his initial aversion to following in his mother’s footsteps, Harley changed his mind and joined Neighbours in early 2013 to play swim champion Josh Willis.
The job changed the young actor’s life, as his popular character went through plenty of soap opera drama, including an abseiling injury that terminated his swimming career, as well as being the victim of a ‘coward punch.’
When the boiler room of Lassiter’s Hotel exploded in 2016, Josh was killed.
On the 18th of February 2022, Harley married his partner, mode Natalie Roser, at Krinklewood Estate in New South Wales, Australia.
Natalie, who has 1.4 million Instagram followers, posted several photographs from the wedding.
She captioned one snapshot of her and Harley heading down the aisle and afterwards posing for a wedding photo, “Mr & Mrs Bonner est 2022.”
Since 2017, the couple has been together.
Natalie has been modelling since she was 13 years old. She was a Miss Universe Australia finalist and lived and worked in Los Angeles.
This follows his breakup with co-star Ariel Kaplan, who played his twin sister Imogen.
“I adore him more every day,” Ariel gushed throughout the relationship, which began in 2013. It’s all fantastic.
“I am a very structured and organised person, and Harley is the most laid-back person on the planet.”
“I got him to be a little more punctual, and he made me feel better.”
Every day, I become fonder of him. It’s all fantastic.
However, after three years together, the couple announced their split in 2016, with Ariel stating that they had terminated their romance amicably and “still chatted every day.”
Although Harley isn’t the first actor to switch Erinsborough for Summer Bay, fans of the show swooned when he debuted as Dr. Logan in August 2021.
His arrival was hailed as a major coup for the beach drama, and show creators had big ideas for the character’s future.
However, the show’s Australian network, Channel Seven, issued a directive on January 10 requiring all workers to be double-vaccinated against Covid in order to continue working.
“Channel Seven can confirm Harley will not return to Home and Away when filming resumes in the coming weeks,” a statement said on January 8th.
“Harley goes with our best wishes and heartfelt gratitude for his contributions to the show,” stated the spokeswoman.
Bonner and Seven have yet to confirm or deny that his resignation was linked to the vaccine mandate.
Logan leaves off-screen, leaving Mackenzie with a voicemail from him.
Sam Frost, who played Jasmine Delaney on Home and Away, left the show in December, two months after announcing she had not had the Covid vaccine.
She has since been double-vaccinated, according to reports.
In February, Harley Bonner went on a lengthy rant to his 98,000 Instagram followers about so-called ‘cancel culture.’