He’s a Gold Logie winner, a Home and Away icon and one of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities.
Now Ray Meagher is the subject of a new episode of This Is Your Life, with host Melissa Doyle.
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Chris Hemsworth, Dannii Minogue, Kate Ritchie and Bec Hewitt are just some of the celebrities who will pay tribute to the TV icon in an all-new episode at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 11 on Channel 7 and 7plus.
Melissa Doyle will surprise Ray with the iconic big red This Is Your Life book on the set of Home and Away, before a night of laughs, tears, surprises and insights into a man who has touched the lives of many people throughout the years.
Summer Bay colleagues past and present will reveal the incredible impact working with Ray has had.
Fans can expect to see Ryan Kwanten, Julian McMahon, Georgie Parker, Stephen Peacock, Ada Nicodemou, Emily Symons and Judy Nunn reflect on Ray’s time on the show.
In a tearful reunion, Kate Ritchie describes how, in her 20 years growing up on Home and Away, Ray became a true friend and helped shape her into the woman she is today.
Ray is also reunited with Home and Away’s original Fletcher family – Roger Oakley, Vanessa Downing, Sharyn Hodgson and Alex Papps – while stage and screen alumni Belinda Giblin, Paula Duncan and John Waters reveal never-before-heard stories about their friend and colleague.
The nostalgia continues as This Is Your Life delves into Ray’s career in film and theatre – revealing how he got his first big break playing the rear end of a horse (yes, you read that correctly).
Ray’s secret sporting past is also explored with appearances from rugby legends Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales.
In a heart-warming moment, Ray talks about growing up as an orphan before viewers meet his beloved surrogate mum, Pat, who helped raise him.
Also speaking publicly for the first time is Ray’s wife, Gilly, and stepdaughter, Rebecca, who share stories about his life away from the spotlight.
Ray Meagher, This Is Your Life premieres 7.30pm Tuesday October 11 on Channel 7 and 7plus.