Home and Away stars Charles Cottier and Rhiannon Fish are leaving the soap, it has been revealed.

The actors, who play Dexter Walker and April Scott, have been rumoured to be departing the show for the past few months.

Actress Teri Haddy, who played Rosie Prichard on the series, confirmed the news to TV week.

She told the magazine: "I think because they have both been on the show for so long, they wanted to start a brand new chapter.

"I want it to be a really positive ending for April and Dex, and an open-ended one."

Cottier and Fish have starred in Home and Away since 2010.

Haddy's character Rosie also bows out of the soap in episodes which will air in Australia next week.

The actress refused to rule out a return for her character, saying: "The way Rosie leaves the Bay is really positive, and yes, it will leave the door open for her to come back later on."