Love is in the air on Home and Away

Our newest Summer Bay couples – Ada  Nicodemou and James Stewart, Sophie Dillman and Patrick O’Connor, Sam Frost and Jake Ryan, and Emily Weir and Tim Franklin – have exclusively opened up the New Idea and revealed what it’s really like to film those steamy love scenes and their idea of the perfect winter date night. 

WATCH NEW IDEA EXCLUSIVE: Quick Questions with Home and Away’s Emily Weir and Tim Franklin

Emily Weir who plays Mackenzie and Tim Franklin who plays Colby on the hit Australian soap revealed everything from their favourite date spots (an Art Deco theatre for Tim) and their top advice for those looking for love. 

Here is what the couple hot couple on Home and Away had to say! 

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Best date you’ve been on?

Emily: I was dating someone when I was living in Europe whom I met on a Contiki tour. We went out for drinks in bars around Prague and that was pretty cool. Ingredients for the perfect winter date night?

Tim: I love going to an old Art Deco theatre and getting an obscene amount of popcorn.

Emily: A good meal, an open fire, some music and a game of cards or a board game.

What’s it really like filming love scenes?

Emily: My love scenes so far on the show have only been with Tim and they’re actually hilarious – a lot of fun. I’m not easily embarrassed, so I don’t get too nervous about them.

Tim: The ones with Emily have been so much fun. We just make each other laugh so much – she has such a great sense of humour.

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Most romantic thing a partner’s ever done for you?

Emily: Once for my birthday, a partner paid for me to go to China for 10 days and we visited the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. It was epic.

All-time favourite Home and Away couple?

Tim: I love Marilyn and John – they’re such an odd little couple.

Emily: Will (Zac Drayson) and Dani (Tammin Sursok) – oh my God, I was obsessed with them!

What romantic advice would you love to give your character?

Emily: Relax, enjoy and have fun.

Tim: Stay calm and carry on.

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