Emmerdale star Kelsey-Beth Crossley has promised that viewers can expect "a bit of drama" from her character Scarlett Nicholls when she arrives back in the village.

Scarlett is set to return to the Dales tomorrow evening (October 31), in the run-up to the funeral of her half-brother Carl King (Tom Lister), who was killed off in the soap’s live episode earlier this month.

Speaking to The Wright Stuff, Crossley explained how her return came about, saying: "I was at a party actually, and I found out that Tom was going, and I was in shock. Everyone knows he's a really well-loved character and I think everyone was a little bit like, 'What are they doing? Why?'

"But sometimes it has to be people who people really care about [who are killed off], otherwise it's not the best TV, is it?

"I'm back for ten episodes, but I get to squish a bit of drama in during that time. It's been so brilliant. It's just like a family and everyone gets on so well. I've missed everyone so much this year."

When asked if her character would make a more permanent return, she added: "Well, they didn't ask me, to be honest! It's great to go in and be free to do other things, because I've got some great auditions coming up as well. I'm happy."

Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on TV3 and UTV.