Remember him? Former Home and Away heart-throb Mat Stevenson, 50, reveals the real reason he left the hit soap at the peak of his career
Former soap star Mat Stevenson had roles on TV which most actors would die for.
However he shocked fans when he left long-running soap Home and Away after five years and 500 episodes with the hit program.
Now Mat, who played heart-throb Adam Cameron on the soap between 1989 and 1994, has revealed just why he ditched his plum job.
Spilling the beans! Former Home and Away heart-throb Mat Stevenson, 50, (pictured on the show back in the day) reveals the real reason he left the hit soap
The 50-year-old told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday that he in fact left acting for love.
‘After I left Home and Away, I travelled for three years and when I came back I was 27. I met a woman that I loved and we wanted a family,’ said Mat.
‘And with that comes responsibility so I sought out some secure work and that’s the government role I have been working in ever since.’
No regrets! The 50-year-old said that he in fact left acting for love
Mat has been investigating identity theft for the government since 2001.
Mat and his wife share two two daughters, aged 18 and 15.
During this TV career, the Victorian-born actor also had roles on Neighbours, Blue Heelers, MDA, City Homicide and Offspring.
Heart-throb: The 50-year-old told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday that he in fact left acting for love. Pictured with Dannii Minogue
He still dabbles in acting, with Mat playing the character of Mike in a new drama film, Small Punch In A Little Town, about a young man who coward punches an outsider visiting a small community.
The movie is directed by former Blue Heelers producer Luke Robson and is currently in post production.
The film also stars Trevor Jamieson, who worked alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh on the 2002 movie Rabbit Proof Fence.