Home and Away star Bonnie Sveen has discussed her character Ricky Sharpe's upcoming birth scenes, admitting that she found them heartbreaking. Australian viewers will see Ricky go into labour next week, but the occasion is tainted with sadness due to the fact her partner Brax won't be there by her side. Brax Steve Peacocke is currently serving time in prison for a crime he didn't commit, and Ricky has been struggling to come to terms with life without him. Speaking to TV Week , Sveen said: "I'm a huge feminist and Ricky is a strong woman, but when I heard about this storyline, what broke my heart was that Brax wasn't with her. Sveen also admitted that she found the birth scenes a huge challenge, having not given birth herself in real life. She said: "I can't say I've done anything more challenging than giving birth on TV.
Home and Away's Bonnie Sveen: 'Ricky's birth broke my heart'
Home and Away star discusses Ricky's birth
Erica Sharpe Bonnie Sveen Episodes: — Brax tracked her down doing a photography assignment near the beach and she slept with him again only to disappear straight afterwards. However, she kept disappearing after getting phone calls she claimed were from work and was evasive when Brax pressed her for details. Senior Sergeant Emerson then told Brax the police were looking for Ricky.
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Brax developed a crush on Ricky since they were teenagers. She is reunited with her former crush Darryl Braxton and they have a one-night stand. They continue to meet up, but Ricky always disappears afterwards claiming that she has to work. Brax learns the police are looking for Ricky and she tells him that she has been dealing with her late brother, Adam's estate. When Kyle Braxton notices the missing money, Ricky tells him Brax is having money troubles.
The actress previously made a guest appearance in the show as Hayley Doven in She also auditioned for the role of Bianca Scott , before she was cast as Ricky in early She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on 2 April In April , it was announced Sveen had left Home and Away after three years to pursue new acting roles, and she made her screen exit on 7 June Ricky is portrayed as honest, fun, capable and someone with a good heart.