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Today is Australia Day, and what better way to mark it than by looking back at some of the hottest Aussies ever to grace our screens?

Home and Away is somewhat of a TV institution in Ireland, mainly thanks to its tanned, toned stars.

Growing up, we harboured massive crushes on the gorgeous surfer dudes, and their six-packs didn't hurt either.

We genuinely believed there was no such thing as unattractive people Down Under…here's why:

1. Darryl 'Brax' Braxton/ Steve Peacocke

This wasn't really a teenage crush, it was more of a full-blown adult one. Bad boy Brax set many hearts a-flutter, despite his ill-advised River Boy tattoos and womanising ways.

2. Heath Braxton/ Dan Ewing

The Braxton brothers were truly a gift from the soap gods. Brax's brother Heath had the best body in the Bay and was a total heartbreaker.

4. Noah Lawson/ Beau Brady

We all swooned over Noah and his trademark spiky frosted tips back in the day. Noah and girlfriend Hayley were #couplegoals! Noah's real name, Beau Brady, was equally romantic – beautiful name for a beautiful man!

4. Vinnie Patterson/ Ryan Kwanten

Who can forget Vinnie Patterson? Handsome Vinnie attracted many ladies but eventually ended up with his true love, Leah.

Unlucky Vinnie was ripped away from Leah and baby VJ after being wrongfully convicted for fraud, and languished in prison before a faked death and a spell in witness protection. He reappeared as a bear (yes, really), before dying for real.

Phew! Did we mention he had cancer, also? Poor Vinnie!

5. Nick Smith/ Chris Egan

Nick looked very sweet and innocent with his blonde hair and blue eyes, but he was far from it!

Nick romanced Jade Sutherland until Hollywood fame came calling for him, and he quickly dropped poor Jade for the bright lights of LA. Harsh!

6. Robbie Hunter/ Jason Smith

Robbie didn't enjoy the same heart-throb status as some of the other hunks, but there was something very adorable about him. We loved his geeky glasses!

His devotion to girlfriend Tasha was certainly admirable, even helping her escape a crazy cult.

7. Kim Hyde/ Chris Hemsworth

Kim was frequently seen with his shirt off during his time in Summer Bay. It didn't do actor Chris Hemsworth's career any harm, though; he's gone on to star in Thor and several big movies. Those Hemsworth genes should be bottled…

8. Scott Irwin/ Heath Ledger

Scott enjoyed a brief fling with Sally Fletcher before being expelled for stealing an exam paper.

Heath was arguably one of the best actors to come out of the soap and enjoyed Hollywood success before his tragic death.

Let us know if we've missed your favourite hottie! Happy Australia Day!

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Sometimes we feel like the TV soaps are #real and it's a big no-no for any soap to cross paths, and especially not switch actors.

But, since former Coronation Street actor, Jonathan Wrather, was only in the soap for a year back in 2002, we'll let it slide.

Jonathan is said to be "thrilled" to join the Emmerdale cast, as he's taking on a different role than that of his Corrie character.

He played Joe Carter in Coronation Street, the ultimate bad boy, who stole Steve McDonald's ex-wife's heart. Joe and Karen had a steamy affair on the soap until he left in 2003. 

He's also made appearances in Doctors, Holby City and Casualty over the years, but we're looking forward to him becoming a regular on our screens again.

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Janine Butcher has always been very good at evading her crimes – but have they finally caught up with her?

BBC released this tense teaser trailer for Janine’s upcoming trial.

We’ve our nails bitten down watching this!

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The National TV Awards were held last night so we have collected some of our favourite looks of the night for you.

Michelle Keegan was stunning as usual in a high neck clinging cream floor-length dress, not too sure about the hair though, hmm.

Rochelle Humes wore a lace navy-blue dress with long sleeves, we just love that colour.

Doctor Who star Jenna Louise Coleman wore a floor-length black dress with 70’s style sleeves and great neck detailing.

Jacqueline Jossa may be our winner of the evening however, the Eastenders looked simply ethereal in a cream glistening dress that was sheer enough for the perfect amount of skin exposure.

 

 

 

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Do you like that picture of Dermot O’Leary as much as we do? The NTA’s were held last night in the UK; all glitz and glam, it was.

Here are the big winners of the night:

Serial Drama
Coronation St.

Drama
Doctor Who

Serial drama performance
Julie Hesmondhalgh – Hayley Cropper, Coronation Street

Comedy
Mrs. Brown’s Boys – do they see something we don’t?

Drama performance
Matt Smith – Doctor Who

Entertainment Presenter
Ant & Dec

Best TV detective
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock

Now this we agree with, in fact, we’ve given Benedict his very own article. You’re welcome.

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