- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10:34AM
Home and Away is about to lose one of its most beloved characters.
Lynne McGranger, who plays the iconic Irene Roberts, has revealed her plans to step away from the soap.
Irene first hit our screens in 1993, which makes her the second longest-running actor on the soap after original Ray Meagher who plays Alf Stewart.
But Lynne has revealed to TV Week her plans to leave Home and Away "indefinitely".
The 64-year-old said "getting bored easily" was the main reason for her departure.
“I'm one of those people who needs a bit of a change-up and something different.”
"I'm off to York to play the wicked fairy in Beauty And The Beast. I'm really looking forward to it."
"I love being somewhere new, meeting people and making new friends."
The actress will be performing in 12 shows a week.
However, fans believe Lynne won't be gone permanently.
The Aussie actress is known for taking sabbaticals from the soap.