Kate says the worst meal she's ever eaten was a fish pie in London, after it gave her food poisoning. Her favorite ice-cream she has ever eaten was a banana gelato in Italy.
If Kate wasn't in the entertainment industry, she would have liked to have been an architect.
Kate says most people would be surprised to know she is a very good tap dancer.
In 2007, Kate was named the Australian face of skincare company Gatineau Paris.
Kate attended her first Logie Awards in 1991, with her mother acting as chaperone. Kate won her first Logie in 2006 in the category 'Most Popular Female Actor', for her portrayal of Sally Fletcher in Home & Away. In 2007, Kate won both the Single Logie award for the Most Popular Actress and the Gold Logie award for Most Popular Personality on TV for her role on Home & Away. In 2008 she won the Gold Logie once again.
Kate enjoys cooking as a hobby.
Kate lists her favourite TV characters as Marilyn and Kane, both from Home & Away
Fans were so concerned that Kate's Home & Away character, Sally, would be killed off that they emailed Australian morning show, Sunrise, furious and concerned, trying to imagine the show without Kate as Sally.
Kate has admitted that she has done her HSC, and her mark for it is under her bed in case one day she may need it.
Kate's dream holiday destination is a safari through South Africa.
Kate admits she is addicted to the TV show Dancing With The Stars.
Kate has two younger sisters and a younger brother.
Kate: (on moving from television to radio) For 20 years I've told someone else's story and been given a script every day. What I found the hardest at first (on radio) is in some ways exposing yourself a little bit and telling your own story.
Kate: I've finally started to embrace that I've been on Home & Away for such a long time rather than worry about what it's going to do to my career. I'm certainly not ashamed of that and I'm not going to try to bury that, but it's been nice for people to see a bit more of me. The network has been great - they gave me time off to do radio and now It Takes Two.
Kate: (on the Logie Awards) For the first few years (of Home & Away) I wasn't invited. I remember so clearly - you know when you remember traumatic times in your life? - checking my pigeonhole and missing out on an invitation and there being tears at home. One year - I think it was 1990 - some of the crew had a lunch and they made out that it was in honour of me. And you know how you can get those mock Oscars made up? They made one of those for me and it says, "The best actress in Summer Bay, Kate Ritchie". I still have it on my bookcase.
Kate (on her role on Home & Away): I've got the best job in the world. It's my second family really. The show's viewers and I have grown together and I think they are as emotionally attached to Home & Away as I am.
Kate: (on the best Christmas present she's ever received) When I was eight, I got a pogo stick. I remember waking up on the night and sneaking out and being so excited, because it was exactly what I wanted.
Kate: (asked if she wants to start a family in the next five years) I guess so… maybe 10. I'm only 28 now, so there's no rush. I have a couple of friends who've had kids and, rather than making me go, 'That's exactly what I want to do', it's made me think now is not the right time.
Kate: (on It Takes Two) When the producers asked me, I certainly didn't jump at it. I thought, 'Do I really want to put myself out there?' There are all those thoughts of some kind of public humiliation. Then I thought, 'Take a chance'.
Kate: (the first person she ever kissed) It was while playing spin-the-bottle in sixth grade with a boy who's name escapes me. It was awful. I'm glad it got better with age!