Kate Micucci, who plays Raj’s love interest Lucy, is set to return to the seventh season of The Big Bang Theory.

The Hollywood Reporter says Micucci is set to reprise her role as the socially awkward woman who chose to end her relationship with Raj (Kunal Nayyar) on the show rather than deal with her issues interacting with other people.

It is reported that the episode she will feature in will see Penny (Kaley Cuoco) bump into Lucy. It is not clear if she will share scenes with Raj. The character of Raj finally overcame his inability to talk to woman in the final episode of the sixth season when he spoke to Penny about his break-up with Lucy.

Nayyar said to The Hollywood Reporter "I'm not sure it's a good thing that Raj can talk to women because he's going to put his foot in his mouth a lot."

"I love Kate Micucci and would love for her to come back and for Lucy and Raj to have a relationship. Theirs is a wonderful relationship. She's so good and talented and just a wonderful human being and a great addition to have on set."

The Big Bang Theory returns to US TV screens for its new season this Thursday.