Home and Away's Ethan Browne responds to rumours he's leaving

Home and Away has lost many fan-favourites this year, with Rob Kipa-Williams (Ari Parata), Lukas Radovich (Ryder Jackson), Courtney Miller (Bella Nixon), Sam Frost (Jasmine Delaney) and Harley Bonner (Logan Bennett) all quitting the soap.

There are now rumours flying around about other cast members that are preparing for an exit, leaving fans distraught over the possibility of losing Ethan Browne (Tane Parata).

Ethan Browne as his character Tane Parata without a shirt on, on Home and Away
Home and Away's Ethan Browne has addressed rumours he's quitting the soap. Photo: Seven

When the rumour about Ethan started circulating, fans shared their disappointment on social media.

“Won’t be the same if they do leave,” one wrote, while another said they hope Tane doesn’t leave because they ‘love him’.

“Oh no, not Tane,” a third wrote sadly.

“Not sure, if all these [favourites] keep leaving, [that I] will even want to watch anymore,” another confessed.


However, in an exclusive chat with Yahoo Lifestyle, the star assures us that he isn’t going anywhere.

When asked how long he’s planning to stay on the soap, he jokes that he’ll work there ‘forever’.

“No, I dunno,“ he laughs, before adding: “Got a few more years left in me I think.”

Ethan Browne as Tane hugging Jacqui Purvis as Felicity
Tane and Felicity recently got engaged on the show. Photo: Seven

What's next for Tane?

Tane’s current storyline revolves around his impending nuptials to Felicity Newman (Jacqui Purvis). While wedding planning seems to be straightforward at the moment, tying the knot in Summer Bay often comes with drama.

Ethan can’t spill too much about what’s in store for his character, but tells us that audiences should prepare for ‘a storm’.

“There’s gonna be a bit of a storm, and it’s gonna come good again,” he hints.

“So it looks like [everything] is good…[but] usually when something’s going good, it’s going to turn bad, that’s the usual thing on Home and Away,” he teases.

“It’s gonna come right, that’s all I will say,” he adds cryptically.

Tane and Felicity kiss passionately on Home and Away
Tane and Felicity have survived a poisonous gas attack, kidnapping and a stabbing so far. Photo: Seven

Is there a crossover on the horizon?

The kiwi actor says he’s a fan of New Zealand’s longest-running soap, the medical drama Shortland Street.

He teases a potential crossover between the two shows, as Home and Away has a huge fanbase in Aotearoa (New Zealand).

“I’d love [a crossover]. I grew up watching Shortland Street and I’ve always wanted to work with Dr Chris Warner,” he tells us.

“I mean, I hear that might be in the works, maybe? Wait and see,” Ethan says.

New Zealand’s version of Alf Stewart is Chris Warner, played by Michael Galvin. He holds the record as the longest-serving original character on the show.

The kiwi show has helped kickstart careers for stars such as KJ Apa (Riverdale), Rose McIver (A Christmas Prince), Karl Urban (The Boys) and Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy).

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