Hollyoaks will welcome back Kelly Condron as Zara Morgan.
Zara was last seen in the village back in 2005. Nearly 16 years after she headed to Thailand to pursue charity work, she's now making her comeback with the first episode of her return airing on Wednesday, August 4 on E4.
The soap is also releasing a summer trailer tomorrow (July 20) at 5pm, which will tease the character's first scenes back.
Zara returns after hearing about her mother Sue's funeral through social media.
While not much has been revealed yet over her storylines, Luke's sister has been described as an 'eco-warrior' who has matured since viewers last saw her.
"When I was first approached by Hollyoaks to bring Zara back, it was an offer I couldn't refuse," she said. "I'm really excited to be back in the iconic village after such a long time and to work with the team playing a part in what's going to be such an important and relevant story.
"It's really lovely to be working with the old cast again such as Nick and Steph and of course Zara's big brother – Gary Lucy – who feels like my big brother at times.
"Even though I have been away for such a long time, it still feels very familiar. A lot of the crew are the same, and it still feels very warm and welcoming. It's like I've come back to the family."
Discussing Zara, Kelly promises the character will still be "fiery" and "outspoken".
"Zara returns all grown up," she explained. "She's a keen environmentalist, but she still has the fiery personality and the outspoken nature she's always had.
"She's back and is going to make sure everyone in the village knows about it."
Hollyoaks usually airs new episodes from Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first-look screenings at 7pm on E4.
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