Lukas Radovich, of long-running show Home and Away, has announced his departure from the Channel Seven show.

The 27-year-old actor revealed on Instagram he will be leaving the soap after five long years. ‘What an incredible ride. I can’t really express how the last 5 years has felt or impacted my life so I’ll keep it short. I’ll miss the job, but most importantly I’ll miss the people,’ Lukas wrote.

‘A special mention to @tony_gardiner for directing my final block with empathy. And thanks to the FANS OF THE SHOW who’ve made the experience unforgettable.’

‘Also having my parents and @liamforcadilla appear as extras in my final episodes fills my heart. Until the next thing – catch you on the flipside.’

Lukas has played the role of Ryder Jackson on Home and Away since 2017.

In January, Lukas revealed the most challenging scene to film was last year’s season finale which saw Ryder buried alive in a coffin for a video challenge.

In the episode, Ryder was buried alive by his friend Theo, played by actor Matt Evans.

‘When I saw that the call sheet just had my name on it for the entire day, I knew it was going to be big,’ he said.

Images: Instagram

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