Fresh-faced stars of favorite long-walking drama Home and Away have been the recent points of interest at these days’ 10th Bentley Polo in the Valley. Co-stars Sophie Dillman, Patrick O’Connor, Timothy Franklin, and Courtney Miller swapped Summer Bay for the Swan Valley for a day of charity, chukkas, and champers.


The celebrities rubbed shoulders with some of Perth’s most productive and maximum influential humans within the different Telethon marquee at the event, held at Peter and Debra Prendiville’s non-public estate, Duncraig Stud. Dillman credited some current scandal-fuelled storylines for giving Home and Away a lift in popularity even though it has been a stalwart of Seven’s high-time line-up for more than three many years.

On-screen, Dillman’s person Ziggy has been embroiled in an explosive marriage breakdown after she located her husband Brody (Jackson Heywood) turned into having an affair with Simone (Emily Eskell). “I don’t recognize if it’s miles racier, but I think it’s more actual,” Dillman informed The Sunday Times. “A lot of ladies were in these situations wherein they have stuck their associate cheating or ended a virtually unhappy dating. And that’s what makes it greater relatable, and that’s why I assume human beings are latching onto it.

“The lovers have certainly been distinctly supportive. I’ve had many lovers message me saying they don’t like to see me cry and Ziggy is so hard carried out by. It’s honestly high-quality to realize my man or woman has so much help.” Ziggy’s subsequent love interest is expected to be River Boy Dean Thompson, as Dillman and O’Connor had been pictured filming loved-up scenes last yr. “You’ll need to be patient,” Dillman laughed. “But there’s a lot greater drama between Ziggy and Brody nonetheless to come. For months I turned into so dehydrated on set from all of the crying.”

Princess Diana’s philanthropic model niece, Lady Kitty Spencer, delivered a hint of royalty to the day. Cape Town-raised Spencer, daughter of Diana’s younger brother Charles, attended because of the ambassador for Youth Focus, a charity that targets to save you WA adolescents suicide and despair. But it’s miles a whirlwind trip to WA for the London-based 28-yr-vintage who didn’t have time to get every other quokka selfie and flew out the final night.

“I’ve spent greater time flying than I am here, regrettably,” Spencer said. “Last 12 months after I turned into right here I had a long ride and had some days which become this type of treatment because I got to visit Rottnest Island and take a quokka selfie, and I got to discover a chunk, and it changed into truly extremely good due to the fact it is very much like Cape Town wherein I grew up. “But it’s far a sincerely short turnaround this time. Next stop is South Africa; I’m going home for Easter.”

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