Why did Bridie leave McLeod’s Daughters?

Bridie Carter exited the McLeod’s Daughters storyline during season six, as the actress wanted to take time away to focus on her family.

Bridie Carter appeared as one of the lead characters on the Australian drama, McLeod’s Daughters. The actress formed part of the original cast and remained on the show until season six, which aired in 2006. Bridie played Tess McLeod, one of the sisters in the McLeod family, who decided to leave the series one season before it ended. Tess departed along with Nick, played by Myles Pollard, as they left town to focus on their relationship.

The actress’ on-screen life mimicked her reality, as it was reported that she had made the decision to take a break from acting to focus on her marriage and expanding her family. Currently, Bridie lives on a remote farm in Lismore with her husband and children. She occasionally lends her hand at producing local shows. She is believed to have left the series on good terms, as she often references the show as one of her career highlights.