The actress returns to the Channel 4 soap after three years away

Actress Stephanie Davis has announced she is reprising her role in Hollyoaks after a three-year absence from the show.

Stephanie, 25, originally played Sinead O’Connor for five years with her first appearance coming in 2010.

She was sacked from the programme in 2015 with “immediate effect” after storming off set.

Following her dismissal she appeared in the 17th series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, where she finished runner-up.

Stephanie was also due to appear in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2015, but had to pull out before the series began due to a potentially fatal nut allergy.

Stephanie posted a picture of herself on Instagram holding what appeared to be a script with the bold title of Hollyoaks written on the front page.

‪So I can finally share with you all that I am going back to @hollyoaksofficial ..‬ ‪I’m so so excited to be going back and overwhelmed with all your support❤️ THANK YOU everyone for sticking with me – it never goes unnoticed ❤️ #sineadisback‬

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Alongside the photo Stephanie wrote: “‪So I can finally share with you all that I am going back to Hollyoaks.

“‪I’m so so excited to be going back and overwhelmed with all your support. (heart emoji)

“Thank you everyone for sticking with me – it never goes unnoticed(heartemoji) #sineadisback‬”.