Everyone be calm: Kate Ritchie is totally open to returning to Summer Bay.

She may have stepped away from Australian TV screens in recent years, but it’s hard to forget Kate Ritchie spent over two decades playing Sally Fletcher in Home and Away.

Recently, she’s been been filling our air waves with the soothing sounds of her voice as one third of NOVA FM’s afternoon drive time show, Kate, Tim and Marty.

But in a new interview with TV Week magazine, the 37-year-old has revealed she is “open” to making a return to Summer Bay.

(Yes, we’re squealing on the inside right now.)

“They didn’t kill me off, so the option is there!” Kate said when asked if she would ever join her old pal Alf back in the Bay. With the Channel Seven soap fast approaching its 30th anniversary, it seems like the perfect time for her to make an appearance.

Kate Ritchie as Sally Fletcher in 'Home and Away'. Photo: Channel Seven


"Seven o'clock is a busy time for me, putting Mae to bed - but it's no excuse! I still tune in from time to time," she said.

It seems Home and Away has been top of mind for Kate - just last week she donned her old Summer Bay High uniform as part of a flashback celebration on her radio show.

Watch Ada Nicodemou take us behind the scenes of Home And Away...

Featured Image: Seven Network.

"Am I really doing this?!" she captioned a snap of herself on Instagram.

Yes, Kate, you're really doing it...and we can't wait!

Scroll through the gallery to see the beautiful Kate Ritchie.