Duncan Preston is to return to Emmerdale as Doug Potts after three years away from the village.
With daughter Laurel (Charlotte Bellamy) set to get married to Marlon (Mark Charnock), it looks as though Doug has returned for moral support, but show bosses have hinted that he has another reason for making a comeback.
Doug made his exit back in 2011 when he left to rekindle life with ex-wife Hilary, but there are suggestions that old feelings will now be stirred up between Doug and Woolpack landlady Diane (Elizabeth Estensen), especially when she discovers his new way of making money…
Speaking about his return, Preston commented: “It is lovely to be back in Yorkshire as part of the Emmerdale family. It feels like I have come home and I'm really excited about what is ahead for Doug.”
Duncan Preston returns to the ITV soap as a regular character from 9 September.