News

Sam Frost strips down to a skimpy bikini at Bondi Beach as rumours swirl she is ‘returning to Home and Away after getting the Covid-19 vaccine’

Sam Frost is back in Sydney after spending several weeks with family in Melbourne, sparking rumours she could be about to resume her role on Home and Away.

The actress, 32, had abruptly quit the Channel Seven soap in December – but her sighting in Bondi Beach on Wednesday has led to speculation she may soon be returning to Summer Bay.

Sam looked sensational as she soaked up the sun at the eastern suburbs hotspot, turning heads in a skimpy floral bikini that highlighted her lean abs.

Guess who’s back! Sam Frost stripped down to a skimpy bikini at Bondi Beach on Wednesday, as rumours swirl she could be returning to Home and Away after getting the Covid-19 vaccine

The former Bachelorette protected herself from the sun by wearing a bucket hat and designer sunglasses.

She spent a lazy afternoon sunbathing on her beach towel, and at times was seen scrolling through her iPhone.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for comment.

It comes after the reality star hinted on Tuesday she may return to Home and Away.

Sam had abruptly quit the Channel Seven soap in December – but her sighting in Bondi Beach has led to speculation she may soon be returning to Summer Bay

The former Bachelorette protected herself from the sun by wearing a bucket hat

Sam looked sensational as she soaked up the sun at the eastern suburbs hotspot, turning heads in a skimpy floral bikini that highlighted her lean abs

She posted a throwback blooper from the show on Instagram in which she tripped over while filming a beach scene.

In the accompanying caption, she admitted she missed working on the series.

‘Looking through my camera roll for H&A clips and found this gem… what an idiot,’ she wrote, before saying she was ‘legit the world’s clumsiest person!’

‘Geez I miss laughing with the crew, so much fun #homeandaway @homeandaway #bloopers @penny.mcnamee,’ she added.

She whipped off her beige dress before lying down on a beach towel

She spent a lazy afternoon sunbathing on her beach towel, and at times was seen scrolling through her iPhone

The former Hell’s Kitchen star concealed her gaze behind designer sunglasses

After topping up her tan, the Bachelor winner walked back up the beach

Sam, who joined the cast of Home and Away as nurse Jasmine Delaney in 2017, quit the soap in December, two months after revealing she hadn’t had the Covid vaccine.

But her co-star Lynne McGranger told Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa last month Sam was now fully vaccinated, meaning she could potentially return to the show.

Seven Productions has a policy requiring all cast and crew be vaccinated against Covid; however, sources said last year Sam’s exit was unrelated to the mandate

It comes after the reality star hinted on Tuesday she may return to Home and Away

She posted a throwback blooper from the show on Instagram and admitted in the caption she missed working on the series

‘There was some issues of course with getting vaccinated but I’m here to tell you she is double vaccinated, now possibly boosted as well,’ Lynne revealed.

She added: ‘She needed to be with her family and they’re down in Melbourne, but the door is definitely open for her to come back, and I’m sure as we speak she is in negotiations with producers.’

Sam filmed her last scenes for Home and Away in December at Sydney’s Eveleigh Studios. She then moved to Melbourne to be closer to her friends and family.

Sam, who joined the cast of Home and Away as nurse Jasmine Delaney in 2017, quit the soap in December, two months after revealing she hadn’t had the Covid vaccine

Sam sparked backlash in October when she revealed she hadn’t had the Covid jab, and also compared restrictions on the unvaccinated to ‘segregation’.

She said in a tearful Instagram video: ‘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.

‘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.

‘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.’

The door is open: Her co-star Lynne McGranger (right) told Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa last month Sam was now fully vaccinated, meaning she could potentially return to the show

Sam then said she hadn’t been vaccinated, but claimed she had spoken to her medical 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.

‘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.”‘

After facing criticism for her video, Sam deactivated her main Instagram account and blocked all comments on the account for her mental health charity Believe.

Channel Seven later announced Sam’s exit from Home and Away in December.

While a vaccine mandate is in place for Home and Away cast and crew, a network source said her departure was not related to this policy.

Home and Away’s exterior scenes are filmed in Palm Beach, in the Northern Beaches region, and the indoor scenes are shot in the inner suburb of Eveleigh.

Seven Productions has a policy requiring all cast and crew to be vaccinated against Covid; however, sources said last year Sam’s exit was unrelated to the mandate