The celebrity’s latest action appears to confirm leaving rumours.
Popular Home and Away cast members Patrick O’Connor (Dean Thompson) and Sophie Dillman (Ziggy Astoni) have been the subject of leave rumours since September of last year. The stars recently underwent significant alterations after going years without changing the colour or length of their hair.
Sophie recently had her hair tinted a light copper colour, and Patrick recently bleached his hair blonde. Some fans were dismayed to see Sophie’s most recent hair alteration, which strongly suggests she has left the show, even though the couple hasn’t commented on their probable departure.
The actress revealed she had coloured her hair an even darker hue on Sunday in a post uploaded on Instagram, transforming her into a gorgeous redhead. The vivacious actress smiled broadly as she posed alongside Lucy Wruck and Blaise Louise, two of her hairstylist friends.
She captioned the pictures, “Friday freshen up @by.blaise.”
Her fellow Home and Away cast members were quick to show their support, liking the post were Ada Nicodemou (Leah Patterson), Lynne McGranger (Irene Roberts), and Nicholas Cartwright (Cash Newman).
Sophie’s new hair colour was praised in a comment by Georgie Parker, who plays Roo Stewart. Countless comments from her followers praised Sophie’s remarkable change.
“Your hair is gorgeous. One admirer gushed, “You look so amazing, it truly fits you.
Another person said, “Um, I’m really getting some Drew Barrymore/Charlies Angels vibes.”
A third person added, “Wow, your hair is simply lovely.”
Another person said, “Wow, it looks wonderful; I adore the colour.”
Many viewers also assumed Sophie had permanently quit the show as a result of this significant change. On long-running TV shows, actors are typically not allowed to significantly change their appearance unless it is specified in the script.
One supporter commented, “So a new hair colour does that mean you leave the Bay,” followed with a dejected emoji.
I think you two were the best couple ever, and I will miss you both. Wishing you luck as you begin this new chapter of your life.
A third person chimed in, “No you don’t want to be a redhead, we adore you on [the] programme.”
Another person said, “You and Dean are the dream team; hope you can return. Why do all stars quit Home and Away?”