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Kate Ritchie

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Kate Ritchie is a much-loved actor, presenter and author. Millions of Australians and Britons grew up with Kate as she played Sally Fletcher in the hit series Home and Away between 1987 and 2007.

Kate has continued to act in Australian film and television, including Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities in 2009, Cops: LAC, Mr & Mrs Murder and It’s A Date. She has hosted live television events including the annual Carols in the Domain and Australia Day Celebrations. After being invited back as a guest to help celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary in 2013, Kate briefly reprised her role of Sally on the Seven Network’s Home and Away. Her acting has earned her numerous nominations and awards, including two Gold Logies.

In 2008 Kate took on the challenge of live radio. She currently co-hosts Kate, Tim & Joel, the hugely popular national drive radio show on Nova.

Acting aside, Kate relishes the opportunity to donate her time to a number of causes, including the Australia Day Council of New South Wales, the Australian Red Cross and Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Kate's first book, I Just Couldn’t Wait to Meet You, was inspired by her joy and excitement at anticipating the arrival of her daughter.

Books by Kate Ritchie

Everyday Play

Cook. Make. Create. Easy ideas for extraordinary days.

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It's Not Scribble to Me

A warm and hilarious story about a cheeky little bear who's bursting with creativity.

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I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You

A gift board book edition of much-loved actor and radio host Kate Ritchie's debut picture book.

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It's Not Scribble to Me by Kate Ritchie | Read aloud by Judy Nunn

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/its-not-scribble-to-me-9780143790136 Have you ever had so many wonderful, wild and beautiful ideas that paper isn't enough to hold them all? Bear has. Judy Nunn is the bestselling author of over twenty-five books for adults, including KHAKI TOWN. #ItsNotScribbleToMe #KateRitchie #JudyNunn

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