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1 of 1 Home and Away star Ray Meagher has no plans to retire
Home and Away star Ray Meagher has no plans to retire

Home and Away veteran Ray Meagher, who plays Alf Stewart on the popular soap, has said that he has no plans to retire from the soap.

The 68-year-old actor admitted that he never gets bored of his Summer Bay character, saying: "I don't like the 'R-word.' I stay active by walking for an hour around the harbour where we film. And I try to eat healthily, too - well apart from the Curly Wurlies Georgie Parker [Roo] leaves in my dressing room!

"The show is different all the time. Alf's daughter Roo went away and a completely new one came back!

"There have been times when I have wanted to go off and do other things but I couldn't get out of Home and Away."

Ray further admitted to Inside Soap that the cast aren't one big happy family and that he doesn't get on with everyone, adding: "In a cast where there are 20 regulars and lots of extras, you're not going to get on with everyone.

"Sometimes you might not want to do a scene with someone, but once it's done, I just think, 'Right, where are Georgie and Emily [Marilyn]? I want someone I can have fun with."

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