Alf Stewart’s love life has taken a step back over the past few years on Home And Away.

And it seems like 2019 is the year for the Summer Bay icon, played by Ray Meagher, to find love again when he reconnects with his first wife Martha Stewart.

Ahead of the soap opera’s return to screens, the 74-year-old actor told Confidential, on Thursday: ‘At 70 life is not all over. With a bit of luck there’s still a few runs on the board, so it is nice if they are able to meet somebody else and get on with life.’