Nicodemou is the first to admit that it takes her “months of planning and preparation” to get ready for the big night. “That’s the best part – planning what to wear!” she exclaims.
Despite the meticulous planning, things sometimes do go wrong. Which brings us to her favourite ever memory of the Logies that occurred at the end of the 2010 ceremony.
“It was the year Ray Meagher won his very deserved Gold Logie,” she says. “I was sitting on one side and Emily was on the other. When he won, we jumped up and started cheering and some water got knocked over and spilt all over his crotch, he had to go up on stage like that to make his speech and he’s always blamed me.
“But I know it wasn’t me and who really did it,” she adds with a giggle.
Nicodemou joined Home and Away as a fresh-faced 22-year-old playing Leah in 2000. And despite Hollywood beckoning with a small role in The Matrix film and putting in a massive 23 years on the show, there’s no place she’d rather be.
“Can you believe when I first started, it was meant to be for six months only?” she asks. “I’m not going anywhere! I’ll stay as long as they’ll have me. I love the people I work with so much. I look forward to working every day. It sounds corny, but the cast and crew are really like one big happy family.”
Over the years, Nicodemou has dealt with some crazy storylines, including a husband who came back from the dead and her own few brushes with death, but there’s still one she’d love to try.“I really want to play Leah’s evil twin,” she confesses.