Actress Charley Webb will make a comeback to Emmerdale in early 2017 thanks to a high-stakes plotline that sees her character Debbie Dingle return from France.

Debbie has not been seen in the village since late 2015 when she fled with her children in the midst of lover Ross Barton revealing that he was the one to have shot Robert Sugden.

But soap fans won't have long to wait before Debbie resurfaces - and it looks like she'll be bringing plenty of drama along with her.

An Emmerdale spokesperson said of the upcoming drama: "Debbie Dingle will make an explosive return to the village early next year, leaving chaos in her wake. 

"Having spent the last year in France, she is now on the run – but who is Debbie running from? And how long will it be before Cain and Charity come to her rescue?"

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