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The best Home and Away celebrity cameos of all time

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Over the course of its 32-year run on television, Home And Away have spawned an unending amount of drama and innumerable stars, including Chris Hemsworth, Heath Ledger, and Melissa George.

But every so often, a familiar face that doesn’t quite belong makes an appearance.

The much-loved Aussie soap boasts a slew of A-list cameos you’ve probably forgotten all about!

In 2015, British musician Ed Sheeran established a name for himself in Summer Bay by portraying one of Marilyn’s kids… who grew up to be none other than superstar Ed Sheeran!

“It’s an Australian institution. It’s always on in my local chip shop,” Ed said at the time.

“I got asked to do it and it sounded like it could be fun”.

Chris Hemsworth (2015)

Chris Hemsworth, the ex-H&A star, paid a visit to his old haunts after making it big in Hollywood. He posed for selfies with cast members, including Jessica Grace Smith, and filmed a cameo as an extra at the diner (see him in the background?) while on set.

John Farnham (1988)

Sally won tickets to see Farnsey but was unable to attend due to chickenpox. Instead, Bobby and Frank went, and Farnsey paid a visit to Sally in the Bay after learning of her predicament.

Lleyton Hewitt (2005)

The Aussie tennis champ dropped into the diner and appeared in two scenes with his now-wife Bec Hewitt.

Tennis star Lleyton ready for his close-up!

Jessica Mauboy (2016)

At the Summer Grooves music festival, Australia’s sweetheart played herself in front of a crowd of ecstatic fans. The townfolk and she had no idea about the coming conflagration.

This gets the prize for the most unexpected celebrity appearance! Atomic Kitten, a British female group, made a brief cameo on the show in 2001 for a special UK edition. The band gives Nick Smith directions after he gets lost on a busy London street in this episode.

Ed Sheeran (2015)

What do you do when you’re the biggest pop star on the planet? You go on H&A, of course.

Teddy, who traveled to the Bay to see his old nanny, Marilyn, was played by Ed. For the townsfolk, he ended up playing his classic Thinking Out Loud.

Michael Palin (1996)

And now for something completely different: Michael from Monty Python acted as a surfer in one of the show’s episodes. Michael was in Australia filming a TV show at the time.

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