Home and Away star Ray Meagher reveals the low-key way he plans to spend milestone 80th birthday

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By Kinta Walsh-cotton For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:32 EDT, 3 July 2024 | Updated: 07:36 EDT, 3 July 2024

Ray Meagher will observe his 80th day connected Thursday, but nan TV seasoned has nary large celebrations planned for nan milestone.

Instead, nan long-time Home and Away prima plans to spell to activity connected group for illustration each different time earlier having a quiet luncheon and a 'few beers' pinch immoderate adjacent friends.

The Gold Logie Award-winning character said he prefers to 'fly nether nan radar' and not make a large woody retired of his birthday, reported The Daily Telegraph connected Wednesday. 

'I've sewage 7 consecutive scenes truthful I will beryllium up astatine 5 successful nan greeting and decorativeness astatine seven,' Ray told nan publication of his upcoming birthday.

'I've ever shied distant from celebrations a bit. I utilized to joke pinch Lynne McGranger [who plays Irene Roberts] because she would show everybody her day was coming up a period successful beforehand and support celebrating it for a period after.

'I americium perfectly happy to slink nether nan radar and spell on softly but I emotion a party, meaning a fewer beers pinch a fewer friends.'   

Ray is known for playing his beloved characteristic Alf Stewart for nan past 36 years connected nan Channel Seven show Home and Away.

During a candid question and reply successful March, Ray criticised nan soap for becoming little wholesome complete nan years.

Ray Meagher will observe his 80th day connected Thursday, but nan TV seasoned has nary large celebrations planned for nan milestone

He said nan crime-based storylines that person dominated nan communicative action successful Summer Bay for much than a decade person caused it to stray excessively acold from its '80s roots.

'There is still a penchant for a River Boy,' Ray said of nan show's caller formed of 'bad boys' successful a chat pinch manufacture blog TV Tonight.

'I mean, that was conscionable a awesome period. But was it Summer Bay? Hmmm… successful my humble opinion, not to that extent.'

Instead, nan long-time Home and Away star, who has been connected nan soap for 36 years, plans to spell to activity connected group for illustration each different time earlier having a quiet luncheon and a 'few beers' pinch immoderate adjacent friends

Ray's remark referred to nan celebrated 'River Boys' storyline which was launched successful 2011.

It featured a trio of reliable antheral characters, played by Lincoln Younes, Steve Peacocke and Dan Ewing, who brought problem to Summer Bay.   

Ray, who has been playing Alf connected nan show since its debut successful 1988, praised nan talent down nan 'River Boys' storylines.

But he believes it jarred against nan show's original premise which centered connected a family bringing successful foster kids to a small coastal village.


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