Tuesday morning, Kate Ritchie made it known that she would be open to joining the cast of Home and Away again for a farewell episode.
The 44-year-old actor-turned-radio personality recently replaced Sarah McGilvray as Fitzy and Wippa’s co-host after being fired from her previous position.
She has now admitted to Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Wipfli, her co-stars, that she would be ready to return immediately to the soap that helped launch her career.
“No question at all. I believe that right now, if they requested you to perform in a final episode of Home and Away before it ended, you would do it without a doubt, Fitzy, 46, said.
Absolutely, Ritchie answered right away.
However, Home and Away will continue for a very long period. How old must you be before you decide that you won’t do something. Fitzy pressed, “I’m not coming back as Sally Fletcher at 80 to do this one last time.
If Ray Meagher requested me to return and change the sheets in the campground, I would be there without a doubt, Ritchie admitted, no matter how old he was.
Following McGilvray’s longtime co-host McGilvray’s removal from the Sydney morning show to make room for Ritchie, devoted fans of Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa are tuning out.
Fans have expressed dissatisfaction with the decision on social media as a result of McGilvray’s abrupt departure and the introduction of Ritchie, a former host of Nova’s national drive program.
After the show shared a photo of Ritchie and co-anchors Fitzy and Wippa on Facebook, listeners flocked to the comments area to voice their displeasure with the new lineup.
One fan called the three ‘awkward’ and said the former Home and Away star was ‘no match for Sarah’.
After hearing about Ritchie’s efforts on the Nova drive program, one listener declared that they would simply not “bother” with the new team.