H&A's Sally had doubts over return

Updated: 22 February 2013 07:55

Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has admitted that she had doubts over her return to Summer Bay.

Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has admitted that she had doubts over her return to Summer Bay.

The 34-year-old actress, who originally played Sally Fletcher for 20 years between 1988 and 2008, begins filming her comeback scenes next week.

Speaking to AAA about her return, Ritchie said: "I must admit, for a while I thought, 'Should I be going back because it took me such a long time to leave?'

"I'd quite liked the things I'd done since I'd left, so why would I go back? Then I thought 'Why not?'"

She continued: "I just received a phone call, that's kind of as simple as it was.

"The call was completely out of the blue, I think it's come off the back of Home and Away turning 25 this year, which is a wonderful achievement in itself.

"I think part of those celebrations is having Sally Fletcher come back to the Bay for a while."

Ritchie added: "It was kind of strange to start with because, to be honest, I had never entertained the idea of returning, whether it was for good or for a guest role.

"I certainly didn't leave because I wasn't enjoying it any more. I think it's the best job in the country, because you're working on something that is hugely successful and it's just lovely to be working as well."