Actress Jorgie Porter is returning to Hollyoaks as part of a 'huge' storyline for the McQueen family to mark the soap's 25th birthday.
Soap fans last saw her character, Theresa McQueen, leave the village in 2016 for a new life in Spain following a string of "heartbreak, affairs and near-death experiences".
Speaking about her return to the Channel 4 soap: "I was excited but obviously a bit nervous. What if Theresa has gone out of my body and my mind?"
Porter, who has appeared in Dancing On Ice and I'm A Celebrity...., added: "Everyone's still the same and they're all amazing and inviting.
"I've been on set a few times now and I've had the best time and Theresa has literally jumped right back into my body and my mind as if she's never left."
Theresa will reunite with her family, Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe), and John Paul (James Sutton) and is expected to arrive back in the village later this autumn.