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The Voice’s Mark Furze breaks his silence on Home and Away return

Could Ric Dalby be heading back to Summer Bay?
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It’s more than 12 years since Mark Furze walked the sands of Summer Bay. Yet despite on-screen success since – as well as a flourishing music career – Mark says he’d never rule out bringing his Home And Away character Ric Dalby back from Perth.

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“As far as I know, Ric is still alive somewhere, so I’d never say never,” Mark, 34, tells TV WEEK.

“I had the best experience on that show and have made some incredible friendships.”

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Mark Furze is competing on The Voice this year. (Credit: Channel Nine)

Mark continued: “I see Todd Lasance all the time, I see a bit of Isabel Lucas and I’ve had beers with the Hemsworth boys.

“I spent nearly 10 years in LA, but I moved back to Sydney’s northern beaches a year ago, so I’m open to whatever work comes my way.

“Home And Away was a very special time in my life.”

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The actor turned singer first shot to fame as Ric Dalby on Home and Away. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Mark’s blind audition on The Voice airs this week.

It’s perhaps a surprising choice for Mark, who has recorded three albums with the rock band Shotgun Alley and toured New Zealand.

“I do feel a bit vulnerable in putting myself out there on a reality TV show,” Mark admits.

“I really had to think it over.”

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Mark admits he still gets recognised as Ric – despite leaving the show a decade ago. (Credit: Channel Seven)

But the opportunity to showcase his voice proved too tempting.

“I’m a performer and want to work,” Mark says.

“I’m keen to reintroduce myself to Australia. Ric will always be a part of my life – I still get recognised as him – but I want to show off another side of myself.

“I’m aware people will see me as the guy from Home And Away, but music is a huge part of who I am too.”

This story originally appeared on our sister site Now To Love

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