Today Back to the Bay launches its 7th biennial poll to find Home and Away’s Most Popular Character, as voted for by members of the BTTB Forum.
We ran the very first poll 12 years ago on 15th October 2004, and since then it has been a feature that numerous fans have anticipated every two years.
Whilst Irene Roberts was crowned number one in that first poll, Sally Fletcher took the crown in 2006 and has remained there ever since.
With new and old fans alike joining the voting process each year, the polls never fail to surprise in the wide range of characters included from the show’s history—from firm favourites such as Alf Stewart & Darryl Braxton, to lesser known guests including Narelle Smart & Scruffy the Dog.
There’s no doubt that continued airings of Home and Away: The Early Years in Australia has also had a huge effect on the rankings, with a significant number of older characters shooting up the ranks in recent years.
Voting is open to members of the BTTB Forum and closes at 12:00 GMT / 23:00 AEDT on Friday 18th November 2016.
For information and guidelines on how to vote, please visit this thread on the forum.