Sam Frost quits Home and Away: Channel Seven confirms star's exit 1

Sam Frost quits Home and Away: Channel Seven confirms star’s exit

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The Seven Network has confirmed Sam Frost has left Home and Away.

A spokesperson said of her departure on Friday: ‘We support and respect Sam’s decision to leave Home and Away. Sam leaves with our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future.’

Sam, 32, who has played nurse Jasmine Delaney since 2017, quit the long-running soap two months after copping backlash in October when she revealed hadn’t had the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Her exit comes just weeks ahead of Seven Production’s January 10 deadline for all actors, crew and presenters to be double-vaccinated.

However, a source told Daily Mail Australia Sam’s decision to leave was ‘not related’ to the network’s vaccine mandate.

The role of Jasmine will not be recast.

Confirmation: The Seven Network has confirmed Sam Frost has left Home and Away. A spokesperson said of her departure on Friday: 'We support and respect Sam's decision to leave Home and Away. Sam leaves with our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future'

Confirmation: The Seven Network has confirmed Sam Frost has left Home and Away. A spokesperson said of her departure on Friday: ‘We support and respect Sam’s decision to leave Home and Away. Sam leaves with our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future’

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Sam had been pictured looking cheerful while filming her final scenes on location in Sydney’s Palm Beach on Thursday.

While she still has several indoor scenes left to complete at Eveleigh Studios on Friday, it’s likely this shoot was her character’s last time visiting Summer Bay.

She was joined on set by co-stars Kirsty Marillier, Jacqui Purvis and Nicholas Cartwright.

Farewell: Sam (second from left) filmed her final scenes on location in Sydney's Palm Beach on Thursday. While she still has several indoor scenes left to complete at Eveleigh Studios on Friday, it's likely this shoot was her character's last time visiting Summer Bay. Pictured with Kirsty Marillier (left), Nicholas Cartwright (second from right) and Jacqui Purvis (right)

Farewell: Sam (second from left) filmed her final scenes on location in Sydney’s Palm Beach on Thursday. While she still has several indoor scenes left to complete at Eveleigh Studios on Friday, it’s likely this shoot was her character’s last time visiting Summer Bay. Pictured with Kirsty Marillier (left), Nicholas Cartwright (second from right) and Jacqui Purvis (right)

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After their day on set, Sam and Nicholas documented their night out on Instagram Stories.

One video showed Nic inhaling from a hookah pipe alongside the caption ‘Celebrate!’

Sam left Home and Away after Seven Productions announced a vaccine mandate for all cast, crew and presenters, which takes effect on January 10. 

Partying: After their day on set, Sam and Nicholas documented their night out on Instagram Stories. One video showed Nic inhaling from a hookah pipe alongside the caption 'Celebrate!'

Partying: After their day on set, Sam and Nicholas documented their night out on Instagram Stories. One video showed Nic inhaling from a hookah pipe alongside the caption ‘Celebrate!’

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The former Bachelorette had revealed in early October she was unvaccinated in a tearful Instagram video.

She also admitted she was struggling with her mental health due to other people judging her for her vaccination status.

‘I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,’ she said.

‘There’s a lot of harsh judgement and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health for sure, and I know people around me are struggling – particularly if they’re on the side of they don’t want to get vaccinated, for whatever reason.

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‘There are lots of different reasons why people are not getting vaccinated and it might be because of their medical history, their concerns, they might have family history, it could be religious reasons.’ 

Last days: Sam will film her last scenes for Home and Away on Friday at Sydney's Eveleigh Studios. She was on location in Palm Beach on Thursday (pictured: an on-set video from her Instagram Story)

Time to say goodbye: Sam filmed the beach and crew for Instagram on what was likely her last day on location

Last days: Sam will film her last scenes for Home and Away on Friday at Sydney’s Eveleigh Studios. She was on location in Palm Beach on Thursday (pictured: an on-set video from her Instagram Story)

Sam then said she hadn’t been vaccinated, but claimed she had spoken to her doctor as well as a psychologist about her decision. 

She added tearfully: ‘It’s a really hard time to be in society right now and you feel like you are less of a human and you feel like people judge you. 

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‘And you’re too scared to talk about your opinion or your feelings and part of you wants to go, “Well, it’s none of your damn business why I’m not! And there’s good reasons why I’m not and I don’t want you to judge me.”

‘I’m struggling a lot with my mental health and I like to think that I’m pretty on to it. I see a psychologist regularly. So I can’t imagine what it’s like for people who don’t have a support network around them.’  

Her video caused a great deal of controversy, mainly because of her use of the word ‘segregation’ when referring to the way society ‘judges’ unvaccinated people.

‘Segregation’ is typically used to describe societies that are divided due to race, religion or sexual orientation.

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Judgement: Sam had revealed she was unvaccinated in a tearful Instagram video uploaded in early October (above). She also admitted she was struggling with her mental health due to other people judging her for her vaccination status

Judgement: Sam had revealed she was unvaccinated in a tearful Instagram video uploaded in early October (above). She also admitted she was struggling with her mental health due to other people judging her for her vaccination status

In the following weeks, Sam was pictured on the Palm Beach set of Home and Away.

However, Seven announced a vaccine mandate across all shows in late October.

The network said it ‘will only engage fully vaccinated presenters, cast and crew’ from January 10, putting Sam in a challenging position.

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She later confirmed on November 2 she would be fully vaccinated by late February – about seven weeks after the vaccine mandate comes into effect.

Her character would be ‘written out temporarily’ in the meantime, she said.

At the time, she claimed she wasn’t able to get the jab sooner because of an unspecified ‘medical procedure booked in for January’.

She also insisted she wasn’t leaving the soap permanently and that she had the full support of Seven executives. 

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Statement: Sam confirmed on November 2 she would be fully vaccinated by late February and that she was 'not leaving Home and Away'

Statement: Sam confirmed on November 2 she would be fully vaccinated by late February and that she was ‘not leaving Home and Away’

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