From the age of nine, the Sally Fletcher actor grew up on our television screens. She was one of the longest-running female roles on the soap opera until she left it in 2008 at the age of 29.
At the tender age of eight, Kate Ritchie got the lead role of schoolgirl Sally Fletcher on Home and Away.
She spent 20 years as a cast member of the enduring series, developing in front of the cameras, with the Gold Logie Award winner departing the soap when her character suffered a severe heart attack.
Kate’s professional career has only gotten better; she is now a member of the wildly successful Nova driving team. In addition to becoming the faces of companies like QV Skincare and Jockey Underwear, Kate, Tim, and Joel have written two children’s books and have a third recipe book on the way.
The actress has experienced a lot of turbulence in her personal life despite her professional success after her spouse was served with a domestic abuse order.
Let’s look at the actress behind the character and her life off-screen as she discusses the difficulties of growing up in the spotlight, including the revelation that she found it difficult to experience puberty while filming the show due to her large breasts.
Big breast problem
Kate Ritchie had to mature quickly in the public eye after beginning her acting career on Home and Away at the age of eight.
And along with that, the then-rising actress faced certain difficulties, like the fact that people were openly commenting on her developing figure, particularly her growing b**bs, and that it wasn’t easy to transform from a child into a lady in the spotlight.
Ritchie acknowledged that it was occasionally very bad, but said, “Well, I have to confess, after 30 years, I’m so used to people commenting on my body.
She admitted to The Project, “I’m sure this isn’t too crude, but I kind of grew overnight and ever then I’ve had people tell me they remember the day that Sally Fletcher sprouted breasts, whether I go and get sausages at the butcher or I go to the hairdresser.”
Kate Ritchie started a conversation about potential customary presents to mark the occasion when she and Stuart Webb celebrated their marriage for six years.
When the celebrity appeared on Today Extra, the discussion quickly devolved into a joke about her s*x life with wood being deemed appropriate for a sixth anniversary.
I heard something from someone else, but what does that mean? I had to get a wooden spoon. We’re not going to get into your s*x life, co-host David Campbell quips in response to her query.
The Nova radio host laughed off the awkward transition and added, “He is a chef, so a wooden spoon wouldn’t be an insult; but, if he bought me one, I’d be like, “What does this mean?””
In an effort to put split rumours to bed, Kate wished her husband a happy anniversary on Instagram with a cute selfie of the two of them enjoying a romantic holiday.
The former Home And Away actress captioned the image, “Six years ago today,” followed by an Emoji of a bride and groom.
Stuart Webb, Kate Ritchie’s spouse of nine years, was subject to an interim apprehended violence order (AVO) in 2019.
An incident at their house prompted the search for the AVO, according to a statement from NSW Police at the time: “Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating an incident at a property in Randwick on Thursday, October 17 .”
Despite the fact that Kate has never made any public remarks regarding the status of her relationship with Stuart, the mother-of-one was most recently connected to entrepreneur in cybersecurity John Bell.
Despite being seen together on a romantic getaway in Byron Bay around the New Year, the couple apparently decided to end their relationship in March.