Soap veteran Denise Black is returning to Emmerdale two years after leaving the show.
The actress, who also appeared in Coronation Street for many years, will return to ITV’s Yorkshire-based soap as Joanie Wright.
Viewers last saw her character when she left Emmerdale to bring up her adopted grandson Kyle.
She said: “I am very excited to be coming back to Emmerdale. It’s a lovely show to work on and I’m well set for Joanie’s revival.
“I bet she has learned a thing or two since we last saw her. Is she still a single grandma? Has she changed? How is Kyle? I can’t wait to find out.”
Black will be back on the show from Wednesday, June 17.