Bella Nixon is also rumoured to make a brief appearance in 2023.
After 3 and a half years on the show, Courtney Miller announced her departure earlier this year. Her farewell episode aired in Australia in early June.
For a three-month assignment, her character Bella travelled to New York to assist photographer Emmett Ellison (JR Reyne).
Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) broke up with her for her protection after the Paratas got involved in gang turmoil, and she chose to stay in New York even though she had intended to go back to Summer Bay.
Now, it appears from pictures shot by a fan in Palm Beach, the actual location of Summer Bay, that Bella will be making a comeback.
Lynne McGranger (Irene) and actress Courtney Miller were spotted together at the coffee cart.
Kawakawa Fox-Reo, who plays the role of Nik, was nowhere to be seen, but we anticipate that Bella and Nik will reunite; nevertheless, it is unclear how fruitful this reunion will be.
That brings us to the following potential massive spoiler.
It appears that Bella’s homecoming could mean Nikau Parata’s stay in Summer Bay is coming to an end, similar to how Emmett’s departure caused Bella to leave.
Kawakawa Fox-Reo travelled to Los Angeles shortly after Courtney Miller was photographed on the set, then she posted a radical hair change on Instagram.
He has bleach blonde hair colour, just like Patrick O’Connor!
Kawa’s trip to LA and drastic metamorphosis raise the possibility that he may be leaving Home and Away the next year, assuming there won’t be an influx of bleach-blonde male characters on the show.
Additionally, it has been nearly three years since Nikau made his debut on January 28, 2020, and it is not unusual for an actor to leave a job after three years.
Could Bella’s arrival in Summer Bay be the cause of Nikau’s departure?