After several recent departures from Home and Away, actress Emily Symons is returning to Summer Bay to reprise her role of dizzy blonde Marilyn Fisher.

Emily will be seen on screen in the UK towards the end of March, Five has confirmed.

Emily became hugely popular throughout the 1990s as Marilyn before heading to the UK, where she played Louise Appleton on Emmerdale for seven years.

Marilyn is on her way to Summer Bay from the airport when she spots a bloodied man on the side of the road.

She goes to hospital with the man, who identifies himself as Justin. But who is he? And what’s his connection to the Bay?

Emily’s return comes after a wave of departures from the soap.

Bernard Curry (Hugo Austin) and Lincoln Lewis (Geoff Campbell) have already quit and it was recently announced that Todd Lasance (Aden Jeffries) and Jodi Gordon (Martha McKenzie) are set to follow.

It has also been reported that John Sivewright and Amy Matthews, who play Jack and Rachel Holden, are expected to leave the soap later this year.