Home and Away star Ray Meagher's tearful reunion with Kate Ritchie

Channel Seven will be celebrating Home and Away star Ray Meagher’s incredible career on the revived reality TV format This Is Your Life.

In a promo for the programme, which airs on Tuesday 11th October, the Aussie icon is seen getting teary as his past and present costars share their stories.

L: Home and Away star Ray Meagher tears up on the set of This Is Your Life. R: Ray Meagher and Kate Ritchie on the set of Home and Away
Home and Away star Ray Meagher has an emotional reunion with Kate Ritchie. Photo: Seven

Ray has played Alf Stewart on the soap since 1988 and holds the record as the longest Australian to hold a continuous role.

Summer Bay residents from around the world have come together to share stories about Ray, including Chris Hemsworth, Danii Minogue, Georgie Parker, Ada Nicodemou, Emily Symons and Bec Hewitt.


The Gold Logie winner looked stunned when host Melissa Doyle surprised him with the big red book on the Home and Away set.

“You are kidding,” he tells the host. “Hate to think what you’ve got in there, but I guess we’ll find out!”

Melissa Doyle presents Ray Meagher with the red book on the Home and Away set
Ray was shocked when he was presented with the iconic big red book. Photo: Seven

While Thor star Chris Hemsworth calls Ray the “godfather of Australian television”, the star gets teary during his reunion with Kate Ritchie.

Kate played Sally Fletcher for 20 years from the age of eight, and she tells Ray that he ‘means a lot to her’.

Melissa also teases ‘untold stories’, ‘massive surprises’, and ‘photos the star has never shared with anyone’.

In another surprise move, Ray’s wife Gilly and his stepdaughter Rebecca will share stories about the star for the first time ever.

Lynne McGranger and Shane Withington clap to celebrate Ray Meagher
Many of Ray's past and present costars came together to celebrate his career. Photo: Seven

Fans were ecstatic when they heard the news, with many rushing to social media.

“He’s an inspiration to Australian television. Will be watching,” one remarked.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving [of] this honour…Ray is a legend,” another chimed in.

“So deserving! Ray Meagher is a legend of Australian television and a very much loved cast member of Home and Away. ‘Stone the flaming’ crows’ Alf, we love you to bits!!!!” a third commented.

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