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Makeup-free Kate Ritchie, 40, looks upset as she appears to share tense phone conversation

She’s known for her upbeat personality and high energy while hosting Nova’s radio show Kate, Time & Marty.

But earlier this month, Kate Ritchie was spotted looking upset and stressed as she appeared to share a tense conversation over the phone.

The former Home And Away star, 40, appeared glum as she struggled to raise her signature cheery smile during the telephone exchange.

Is everything okay? Makeup-free Kate Ritchie, 40, looks upset as she appears to share tense phone conversation after leaving the gym in activewear earlier this month

It’s believed Kate had finished a session at the gym, as she began the chat with the unknown caller. 

While the former actress appeared strained throughout the conversation, she looked as radiant-as-ever after the sweat session. 

Opting to go makeup free for her training, the drive time presenter flaunted her youthful appearance in the Sydney sunshine.

Feeling glum? Kate struggled to raise her signature cheery smile during the telephone exchange with the mystery caller

Feeling glum? Kate struggled to raise her signature cheery smile during the telephone exchange with the mystery caller

Natural beauty! While the former actress appeared strained throughout the conversation, she looked as radiant-as-ever the sweat session

Natural beauty! While the former actress appeared strained throughout the conversation, she looked as radiant-as-ever the sweat session

Dressed for exercise, Kate wore a black backpack and dressed her figure in a black Adidas T-shirt, long tights and black sneakers.

Placing her brunette locks in a bun, the busy mother-of-one placed a pair of dark shades atop her head.

In the past, Kate has credited her fit figure to her love of Pilates and a ‘healthy lifestyle’.

That's not the Kate we know! The usually upbeat and energetic radio presenter appeared upset as she looked down at her phone during her outing

That's not the Kate we know! The usually upbeat and energetic radio presenter appeared upset as she looked down at her phone during her outing

That’s not the Kate we know! The usually upbeat and energetic radio presenter appeared upset as she looked down at her phone during her outing

Keeping it casual: Dressed for exercise, Kate wore a black backpack and dressed her figure in a black Adidas T-shirt, long tights and black sneakers

Keeping it casual: Dressed for exercise, Kate wore a black backpack and dressed her figure in a black Adidas T-shirt, long tights and black sneakers

It’s believed the star ditched her usual accessories for the gym session.

Kate is married to NRL star beau Stuart Webb, who she tied the knot with in an intimate country-style wedding in 2010, a year after getting engaged.

The couple share a daughter Mae, who was born in 2014. 

Kate is best known for her portrayal of Sally Fletcher on long-running soap Home and Away for 20 years between 1988 and 2008.

Familiar face: Kate is best known for her portrayal of Sally Fletcher on long-running soap Home and Away for 20 years between 1988 and 2008

Familiar face: Kate is best known for her portrayal of Sally Fletcher on long-running soap Home and Away for 20 years between 1988 and 2008

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