Davinia Taylor is back in Hollyoaks as fan-favourite character Jude Cunningham, as those viewers who watched tonight's E4 episode of the soap will have discovered, airing again tomorrow (October 7) at 6.30pm on Channel 4.
Having first announced the character's return in May, fans have had to wait some time to see Jude return, but it was tonight that saw the reason for her comeback revealed.
Pretending to be a property developer named Mrs Windsor-Davenport, Jude set up a meeting with Marnie Nightingale (Lysette Anthony), who was desperate to impress and secure investment in her new flats.
Jude's witty put downs left Marnie humiliated however, but that was only the start, as she realised the true horror of the situation when she found out Jude was Cindy's (Stephanie Waring) big sister.
Chatting about the return earlier this year, executive producer Bryan Kirkwood said: "Davinia's portrayal of Jude Cunningham made her one of my favourite ever Hollyoaks characters; the original bad girl, Cindy's big sister and a bona fide star.
"Jude has been on the run in Spain and Davinia has kept an equally low profile, so I am delighted that both are going to be back in the spotlight. Long-standing viewers and new ones alike are in for a real treat."
Davinia added of her return: "I'm thrilled to be going back into Hollyoaks and bringing Jude back. I am desperate to see what on earth she has been doing for the past 18 years and what trouble she will no doubt cause!"
And a spokesperson for the soap teased: "The residents of Hollyoaks are in for a shock when a familiar face returns in style to bring a touch of class to the village - Jude Cunningham. She's the girl with a heart of gold whose luxurious lifestyle dazzled Cindy, who's always put her big sister on a pedestal.
"To Cindy's delight, Jude is more than a match for her arch-nemesis Marnie but just like Cindy, Jude always had a knack for causing chaos wherever she goes. Is her return really all it seems?"
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