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Chat­ting to the youngest mem­ber of the Home And Away cast, you quickly for­get Olivia is only 15. Grow­ing up in Mel­bourne, when she landed the job, her par­ents couldn’t move im­me­di­ately so her grand­par­ents stepped up.

‘My grand­par­ents of­fered to move up here,’ Olivia says. ‘With­out them, I would not have been able to do the job. They sac­ri­ficed ev­ery­thing.’

Jug­gling a full load of work and school, Olivia is thank­ful for co-star Anna.

‘Anna’s been re­ally good be­cause a lot of teens don’t get it. We can just off­load with each other be­cause in re­al­ity, it’s not just fun and games.

‘It’s a su­per-se­ri­ous job and jug­gling school with that is stress­ful. I al­ways want to do the best I can, but it’s OK to strug­gle – it’s part of learn­ing.’

Grow­ing up on screen has been in­ter­est­ing, Olivia ad­mits.

‘Be­ing a teenager is re­ally hard be­cause I fluc­tu­ate a lot. I’ll look re­ally dif­fer­ent from one day to the next and this has all played out on TV, so that’s al­ways go­ing to make you feel in­se­cure... but you’ve just got to love your­self! Be­ing healthy and happy is the most im­por­tant thing.’

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