Home and Away's Lukas Radovich shocks with hair transformation

Home and Away star Lukas Radovich has unveiled a brand new look, leaving fans wondering if he’s making some big career moves behind the scenes.

The actor played Ryder Jackson on the soap for four and a half years and was introduced as Alf Stewart’s (Ray Meagher) long-lost grandson.

Home and Away star Lukas Radovich as Ryder Jackson on Home and Away
Home and Away star Lukas Radovich doesn't look like this anymore. Photo: Seven

He grew close to his onscreen aunt Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) and best friend Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller).

Actors aren’t generally allowed to make a major hair change while on the show, due to continuity issues and the fast-paced nature of the soap.


Lukas has sported curly, dark brown hair for the past five years, but now that he doesn’t have to stick to Ryder’s look, he has bleached his hair blonde.

The star shared a number of snaps of his new look on Instagram and tagged his location as Auckland, New Zealand.

Two photos of Lukas Radovich with her new blonde hair
Lukas hasn't shared the reason behind his dramatic hair transformation. Photo: Instagram/lukas.radovich

Fans loved the new hair colour, with one saying that it ‘suits him’.

“So different,” a second wrote, with another adding that they ‘liked it’.

There weren’t many negative comments on social media, but one fan said he was ‘too blonde’, making him ‘look pale’.

While he hasn’t made any announcements regarding his next acting role, the star has kept busy by directing a music video and updating his headshots.

Close up of Lukas Radovich with his new blonde hair
Fans were excited by his new look. Photo: Instagram/lukas.radovich

He also shared some behind-the-scenes clips after shooting a short film in September.

“A whackadoodle four day shoot for a short film with the literal dream team,” he wrote on Instagram.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted fellow Home and Away star Patrick O’Connor (Dean Thompson) playing a character onscreen, seemingly as a tradie with a hard hat.

Lukas also tagged actress Claudia Doumit, an Australian star who is most well known for her role as Victoria Neuman on The Boys.

Fans were delighted at the sneak peek, with one saying it looked ‘exciting’.

“Can’t wait to see the results mate,” a second added.

“Wow, cool!” another remarked.

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