Home and Away star reveals 'shocking' truth about how the show is filmed

Any Sydneysider knows if you head to Palm Beach on a sunny weekday, you may well come across the cast and crew of Home and Away filming the iconic soap.

The surf club may be named Palm Beach Surf Club on the carpark side, but the beachfront proudly boasts Summer Bay Surf Life Saving Club, with "A Stewart" listed as club patron (that's Alf Stewart, in case you galahs were wondering).

But some fans were shocked that other sets aren't exactly real, after new cast member Luke Van Os gave his TikTok followers a behind-the-scenes look at his first day of filming.

On set of Australian soap Home And Away in Irene's house with cast members in the kitchen and on the lounge. Film equipment can be seen in foreground
Home And Away's Luke Van Os revealed the show's houses aren't real. Photo: TikTok/@luke.vanos


And viewers were crushed to learn the houses in the show aren't actual houses!

"Soooo YOU are TELLING me it’s not a REAL house? 😳🥺😭😂" one viewer wrote.

"That’s what I thought too, I’m shocked!" another added.

It seemed many of Luke's followers were disappointed their favourite TV show isn't what they thought (they do know the storylines and characters aren't real, don't they?).

"What the hell! All my life I thought Home and Away just had a few different rented or bought houses," one commented.

"Haha I hate seeing the sets because I’m so emotionally invested 😂 it’s real to me!! 😝," another wrote.

"This feels illegal to see, but not, at the same time," another joked.

Even the official Home And Away TikTok account got in on the action, commenting: "Wait, the houses aren’t real? 😳 🏠."

Luke follows his cousin Chris Hemsworth onto the show, playing Xander Delaney, the half brother of Sam Frost's character, Jasmine.

He turned to Chris for advice on auditioning.

“When I was asked for a call back for the chemistry test, I actually zoomed with Chris the night before and we ran [the scene] and kind of just got into a good headspace,” Luke explained to The Daily Telegraph.

“Endless people have come and done [Home and Away] and gone on to have extremely long careers, and I am just hoping that is what I can do, acting and making a living for as long as I can.”

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