Home and Away star shares chaotic behind-the-scenes footage

Ada Nicodemou has played Leah Patterson-Baker for over 20 years and it looks like life on-set is just as chaotic as Leah's storylines.

Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou has taken fans behind the scenes of the popular show, showcasing what a day in the life looks like for the star and her character, Leah Patterson-Baker.

When Leah is not busy being kidnapped, it appears a sunny day at Sydney's stunning Palm Beach can quickly turn into thunderstorms with the show's stars having to postpone a scene due to some extreme weather.

Starting her day in the makeup chair, Ada shared she uses that time to learn her lines before showing fans what else happens on-set.

Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou behind the scenes
Home and Away star Ada Nicodemou shares what a normal day of shooting the iconic soap looks like. Photo: Instagram.com/homeandaway

Ada shared a behind-the-scenes look at filming with co-stars like Emily Symons who plays Marilyn Chambers, and James Stewart who plays Leah's on-screen partner Justin Morgan.

James spilled some tea in the footage, stating that the garage Justin works out of isn't Ada's "favourite" place when it comes to filming.


"The rest of us like it!" he said, while Ada was seen shaking her head.

"Let's just say we didn't finish the day," Ada said after the weather turned."There's thunderstorms and lightning!"

James Stewart on set of home and away
Ada admitting to not loving the set of the garage where co-star James Stewart often films in his role of mechanic Justin Morgan. Photo: instagram.com/homeandaway

Ada has been playing fan favourite Leah Patterson-Baker for 23 years, with Leah making her Home and Away debut in March 2000.

As one of the longest-featured characters on the show now Leah has been involved in numerous dramatic storylines from the deaths of two of her husbands (one later discovered as alive), other dramatic relationships including the demise of her third marriage, and multiple abductions.


Already this year alone, Leah has been in a serious car accident where a pole punctured her abdomen. In July, Ada hinted there would be more dark stuff for Leah to come.

“The stuff I’m filming at the moment is pretty heavy,” she revealed. “There will be some light right at the end of the tunnel, but it’s a long road ahead."

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