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'Home and Away' Romeo faces surfing setback

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Home and Away's Romeo Smith will be devastated when an accident leaves his surfing career in jeopardy in a forthcoming storyline.

Romeo's dreams suffer a setback when a car driven by Ruby Buckton's ex Steve hits him in scenes soon to air in Australia.

The incident occurs just as Romeo's future is looking bright because he has just won a surfing competition.

Luke Mitchell, who plays Romeo, told TV Week: "Romeo tries to jump out of the way, but lands awkwardly and ends up tearing a ligament in his knee.

"It's just a harsh blow and it's not a matter of who did it or how it happened, it's just, 'You've got to be kidding me!'"

Romeo makes the injury worse by failing to visit the hospital straight away as he is meeting a potential sponsor. When he finally receives a diagnosis from Sid Walker (Robert Mammone), he hears that he may never surf again.

Mitchell continued: "He doesn't have the love of his life Indi or the other thing he loves most, so he's not in a good place."

The actor added that there will be "very heavy emotional twists and turns" as the story progresses.

Home and Away airs these scenes next week on Network Seven in Australia and early June on Channel 5 in the UK. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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