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  • Award Category Fraud: in 2010, Kate Bell was shortlisted and nominated for the TV Week Logie Awards for Best New Female Talent, despite having previously appeared in two full seasons of Blue Water High, starting in 2005.
  • Dawson Casting: While Sally grew up before a nation, other teenage characters are played mostly by adults.
  • Channel Hop: In the UK, the soap moved from ITV to Channel 5 in 2001. Ironically, Channel 5 would air its competing soap Neighbours seven years later after it jumped ship from BBC One.
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  • Dye Hard: The naturally brunette Saskia Burmeister dyed her hair blonde to play Tegan Callahan.
  • Life Imitates Art: Many former actors on the soap try their luck in Hollywood after leaving. Nick Smith in 2003 was one of the few characters to depart attempting to do so at the same time as his actor, Chris Egan.
  • Milestone Celebration:
    • Episode #2000 saw Angel and her new family depart the bay.
    • Episode #3000 saw Mitch's departure, and ended with Alex, Dani and Brodie in a car accident.
    • Episode #4000 was Alf Stewart's birthday party, with numerous past characters returning. This also ended in a tragic car accident, this time fatal.
  • Old Shame: Melissa George does not like being reminded of her time in Summer Bay.
  • The Other Darrin: mainly Flynn, Rebecca, Pippa and Hayley. This show is, like just about all British soaps, notable for a conspicuous lack of Other Darrins.
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  • Recycled Script: And how.
  • Romance on the Set: Luke Mitchell and Rebecca Breeds played a couple and later got married in real life.

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