Actress Kate Ritchie has said that she will miss playing Sally Fletcher in 'Home and Away' after filming her final scenes for the soap.

According to The Sun, the actress, who has starred in the show for the past 20 years, said: "She's my best friend. I didn't really realise how much I'd miss her until I decided to leave. I can't pretend to be her anymore."

"I'm really going to miss the show. It's all I have done my whole life so I have grown up with it."

Speaking about her character's exit from the show, Ritchie said: "I've been sworn to secrecy" but later added that she is "really pleased with the way the writers have done Sally's exit".