Look who’s back! It’s Gemma Bissix, once again playing Clare Bates
But her arrival back in the square is more grey concrete than red carpet, as she’s thrown from a car
Billy looks on as the car tears around the square
Then leaps out of the way to avoid being hit!
Even by EastEnders’ standards, it’s an impressive entrance
Clare checks out her injuries in the episode which will screen on BBC One, Friday night at 8pm
Clare’s hurt pride is quickly replaced by… what is that expression? Vicious, unconstrained anger
Clare returns to the laundrette looking for Dot, who doted on her dad Nigel
Fresh faced… Gemma originally played Clare between 1993 and 1998
Gemma at a breast cancer charity netball tournament in 1998
Fast forward a few years – and here she is again
Transformed! Gemma won best villain at the 2007 British Soap Awards for playing Clare Cunningham in Hollyoaks
Who’d have thought that sweet East End teen would turn into the Horror of Hollyoaks
A balcony isn’t the wisest place to stand for someone with as many enemies as Clare
And wouldn’t you know it, a mysterious enemy pushed her off! Turned out it was Justin Burton
Judging from her demeanour, Clare Bates isn’t a million miles away from her Hollyoaks’ Clare
Hmmm – a dodgy Ian comes to the rescue and offers Clare a shower… and one of Jane’s dresses
Well, it’s not really me, but needs must
Ooops! He almost gets an eyeful
Well isn’t this just cosy!
Or maybe not – as Jane walks in to find Ian helping a stranger into one of her dresses
Jane isn’t impressed by Ian’s explanation – and has a bad feeling about Clare…
Light fingers… Clare thanks Ian by helping herself to his wallet!