Summer Bay farewells Belle

After weeks of suspense, drama and speculation, the waiting is now over – shortly after marrying Aden (Todd Lasance), Belle’s (Jessica Tovey) fate is finally revealed in Home and Away, screening Monday, September 21st to Friday, September 25th at 5:30pm on 3.

Sadly for fans, Belle’s Home and Away time is limited. Earlier this year Jessica Tovey announced that she had filmed her final scenes as Summer Bay favourite Belle Taylor.

Speaking to TV Week about quitting the daytime series, Tovey said that the decision was one of the most challenging of her career.

“I can’t stress enough what a hard decision it was and that I nearly changed my mind a few times,” she said. “I still feel sad about it, but I really just wanted a change. I loved being on Home and Away and I’ll miss it forever, but I wanted to leave on a high.”

The actress did not reveal how her character will be departing the series, however when asked about a possible return to Summer Bay Tovey hinted at Belle losing her battle with cancer.

“I don’t know how they’d do it,” she said when asked about coming back to the series. “A long lost twin maybe?”

“We’ve joked about that, actually, because Amanda (Holly Brisley) was unconscious during the birth – so maybe there was another baby!”

But regardless of Belle’s fate, Tovey says that being part of the series has truly been a blessing.

“As difficult as it was to know that Belle was no longer going to be a part of my life, knowing how many people she has touched really has completed a wonderful three and a half years of my life,” she said.

Make sure not to miss the conclusion of these years when Summer Bay says goodbye to Belle Taylor on Home and Away, screening on Monday, September 21st to Friday, September 25th at 5:30pm on 3.


New look for CNN

On Monday CNN International (CNNI) will unveil a new tagline: “Go Beyond Borders.” This replaces “Be the First to Know,” which first appeared 8 years ago.

Along with a refreshed logo comes a revamped line up. CNN Today, World News, World News Asia, and Your World Today will all become World Report. Guillermo Arduino’s weekly World Report show will become World View.

The network will also launch the highly-anticipated ‘Amanpour’ programme on Monday, hosted by multi-award-winning journalist Christiane Amanpour.

Watch a promo for the new look below: