In real life, Dan Ewing - who plays Heath - has recently been recognised with a nomination for 'Best Daytime Star' at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards following his busy year in Summer Bay.
Digital Spy recently caught up with Dan for a quick chat about his nomination and Heath's current storylines.
Congratulations on your nomination for 'Best Daytime Star' at the Inside Soap Awards. How does it feel to be in the running?
"I'm always very grateful to be nominated for my work. The UK are such great supporters of Home and Away - we really appreciate it."
How do you rate your chances?
"We'll have to wait and see!"
Home and Away is also up for the 'Best Daytime Soap' prize. Why do you think people should be voting for the show this year?
"The show has definitely gone to a new level. It has a committed team of talented actors and crew, which really make it an awesome production."
It's been another busy year for you in Summer Bay so far. What have the highlights been?
"The Heath and Danny storyline has been great, but I have to say working with Lisa Gormley and the newborn baby who plays Rocco is my highlight."
Your current storylines see Heath and Bianca growing closer. Is this a happy ending for them, or will there continue to be a rocky road?
"They are a very interesting couple! They are from completely different worlds, but they can't resist each other. It will never be easy, but I really hope they stick at it."
Has the fan reaction to 'Heanca' taken you by surprise?
"It's been huge! Lisa and I are so grateful for the support. Personally, I really love 'Heanca'."
How do you think Heath is going to cope with the responsibility of raising a newborn baby? Would he ever turn his back on his criminal roots for the sake of his family?
"He has a lot to learn about fatherhood, but he loves his kids and there isn't anything he wouldn't do for them. I don't think Heath will ever lose his edge. Heath can always balance his River Boy ways and his family."
Does Heath still see Liam as a threat to his future happiness with Bianca?
"I don't think so. Who knows, they could be friends down the track!"
We've recently seen Danny Braxton join the show, so has it been nice to have another family member in the mix? What's ahead for Heath and Danny?
"It's great to have Danny around, and Andy is an amazing actor with a wealth of experience. He is the nicest bloke I have ever met.
"In terms of storylines, this is the Braxton family, so there will always be tension. Heath wants to trust his dad, but I don't think Danny Braxton is that trustworthy. Either way, there are going to be big dramas within the Braxton family…"
You and the other River Boys have often been tipped to make the move over to the US. How long would you like to stick with Home and Away for?
"For now, I'm really enjoying playing Heath and working with an amazing group of people here in Summer Bay."
Can you give us any final hints on where things are heading for Heath?
"There are big things ahead for Heath! Hopefully the audience will be just as affected by the journey he takes…"
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The 2012 Inside Soap Awards - sponsored by online fashion retailer boohoo.com - take place in September. Voting is open via the Inside Soap website.
Home and Away is currently on its summer break in the UK, but classic episodes air on 5* each weekday from 6pm. The show airs weekdays at 7pm on Network Seven in Australia.