Belinda Emmett
Belinda Emmett

FOR actor Shane Emmett, joining the soap that made his sister Belinda a household name proved an emotional experience.

Speaking exclusively to The Sunday Telegraph, the 35-year-old father of three felt a deep sense of sadness during his time on Home And Away.

"Of all the gigs, I knew it would be difficult because Belinda spent so much of her professional time there. And there are a lot of the characters Belinda used to work with still there, so I found myself surrounded by her," Emmett said.

"I'd come out of the greenroom and there'd be Belinda on the cover of TV Week on the wall. In many ways it was a little sad, but it was also nice to be able to connect with her in that way, to work with some of the same people she did.

"They'd come up between takes to let me know what they thought of her, or to share a little story, and that was emotional at times but ultimately lovely. I was glad for the experience."


It's been five years since Belinda lost her battle with bone cancer. She was 32.

Shane plays Gypsy's wealthy boyfriend Mark, but her daughter Lily is not ready for a new man in her mum's life. Watch this interview with Kimberley to see Shane in action.


Latest from Home And Away

  1. YOU TELL HER!

    1:20 YOU TELL HER!

    "Stop hurting people that I love."

  2. LEAVE WITH ME

    1:39 LEAVE WITH ME

    Maddy tells Matt what her decision is... but she doesn't want to do it without him.

    Also featuring:
    Maddy Osborne
    Matt Page
  3. MASSIVE FIGHT

    0:48 MASSIVE FIGHT

    Poor John. He was just trying to do the right thing.

    Also featuring:
    John Palmer
  4. DECEPTIVE

    1:24 DECEPTIVE

    John comes home early.

    Also featuring:
    John Palmer
  5. FALLING FOR HIM

    1:03 FALLING FOR HIM

    Skye reveals all to Olivia... and a lil too much information.

  6. ALL THE WAY

    0:40 ALL THE WAY

    Skye and Tank decide they want to take the next step.

  7. DON'T BE SORRY

    1:43 DON'T BE SORRY

    Maddy doesn't blame Roo.

    Also featuring:
    Maddy Osborne
    Roo Stewart
  8. Home and Away: Thu 26 May, episode 6435

    21:25 Home and Away: Thu 26 May, episode 6435

    Maddy makes a decision about the future, while Skye follows her heart.

    Also featuring:
    Maddy Osborne
  9. Home and Away: Thu 26 May, episode 6434

    21:24 Home and Away: Thu 26 May, episode 6434

    Things go from bad to worse for Roo when Tanya sues her.

    Also featuring:
    Roo Stewart
  10. Home and Away: Sneak Peek - Can He Catch Her?

    0:30 Home and Away: Sneak Peek - Can He Catch Her?

    He stayed by her side through everything. Now, will they say goodbye forever?