Sam Frost says future of Home and Away is uncertain as Channel Seven lowers wages and grades

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Home and Away could it be finished? Sam Frost reveals future of popular soap looks uncertain – as Channel Seven cuts wages and faces low ratings on new emissions amid COVID-19 pandemic

Home and Away stopped production last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And Tuesday, Home and Away actress Sam Frost, 31, revealed that the future of the series looks uncertain as Channel Seven cut wages and struggled against low ratings.

In a telephone interview with Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa, Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald asked him if Seven would run out of episodes by the end of the year.

`` I don't know what they're going to do '': Sam Frost (photo) reveals the future of Home and Away is at stake - as Channel Seven cuts wages and faces poor news ratings broadcasts

“ I don’t know what they’re going to do ”: Sam Frost (photo) reveals the future of Home and Away is at stake – as Channel Seven cuts wages and faces poor news ratings broadcasts

“I don’t know, it just depends on when we can get back (to work).” They obviously want us to come back as soon as possible, but how many completed episodes we have, I don’t know, “she said.

“ We were quite far behind with the bush fires and there were a few actors who had family problems.

“ We’re pretty far behind, I wouldn’t be surprised (and I don’t know), if maybe we have to do a few eps a week or so. I don’t know what they are going to do! ”

Closed for business: Home and Away stopped production last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Closed for business: Home and Away stopped production last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Safety precautions: before production stopped, team members, including makeup artists, were seen taking safety precautions and wearing masks

Safety precautions: before production stopped, team members, including makeup artists, were seen taking safety precautions and wearing masks

Home and Away currently broadcasts four episodes a week from Monday to Thursday.

The long-standing drama aired Monday at 7 p.m. and drew 676,000 metro viewers.

But 128,000 viewers subscribed to the following program House Rules: High Stakes, which was broadcast during prime time at 7:30 p.m.

Tuning in: After Home and Away aired on Monday, 128,000 viewers disconnected from House Rules: High Stakes. In the photo: Kyly Clarke, judge of the rules of procedure

Tuning in: After Home and Away aired on Monday, 128,000 viewers disconnected from House Rules: High Stakes. Pictured: Kyly Clarke, judge rules

The final season of House Rules saw lower audience ratings than previous seasons, while Channel Seven’s new dog grooming show, Pooch Perfect, is bleeding viewers.

Despite being hosted by Australian star Rebel Wilson, the latest episode of Pooch Perfect drew only 259,000 metro viewers – 58% less than its premiere.

The Channel Seven hearing problems occur while the network has reduced the salaries of some of its biggest stars 20% among the 19-Covid crisis.

Falling views: despite being greeted by Australian star Rebel Wilson (photo), the latest episode of Pooch Perfect drew only 259,000 metro viewers - 58% less than its first

Falling views: despite being greeted by Australian star Rebel Wilson (photo), the latest episode of Pooch Perfect drew only 259,000 metro viewers – 58% less than its first

`` Everyone is doing what they can to overcome this '': Channel Seven was forced to cut the wages of some of its biggest stars by 20% as part of the COVID-19 crisis. In the photo, Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch

“ Everyone is doing what they can to overcome this ”: Channel Seven was forced to cut the wages of some of its biggest stars by 20% as part of the COVID-19 crisis. In the photo, Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch

Seven News boss Craig McPherson told the Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney on Saturday that the talent had accepted the cuts with “much grace and class”.

The publication reports that Craig takes care of Sunrise is hosting Samantha Armytage, 43, and David ‘Kochie’ Koch, 64, who are two of Seven’s highest-paid stars.

They would have earned $ 500,000 and $ 1,000,000 respectively last year.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across Australia.

On Tuesday, there were 6,394 confirmed cases in the country, which killed 61 people.

Pandemic: Tuesday, there were 6,394 confirmed cases of coronavirus, which killed 61

Pandemic: Tuesday, there were 6,394 confirmed cases of coronavirus, which killed 61

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