Kate’s new role offers risque business
Ritchie (pictured) plays a ‘‘rampant lesbian’’ in a risque ABC comedy called It’s a Date, TV Week reports. Created by Peter Helliar, It’s A Date also stars Aussie actress Nadine Garner, who plays Ritchie’s on-screen girlfriend. ‘‘I’m playing a single woman who’s dating Kate,’’ Garner tells TV Week. ‘‘I know Kate isn’t normally portrayed as a rampant lesbian,’’ she laughs. Ritchie, 34, is best known for her long-running gig on television soapie Home and Away for which she won the coveted Gold logie. She was last seen in Channel 10 wedding series Don’t Tell the Bride, which featured weddings planned by grooms.