Last night, it was announced that Gemma Bissix had agreed to reprise her role as Clare, who was last seen on screen in 2009.
Show bosses have today released further information on Clare's shock comeback, revealing that she will take her first steps back into Hollyoaks towards the end of March.
Clare's latest return will see her come between Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe) and Doctor Browning (Joseph Thompson), but exactly how she tries to tear the pair apart remains to be seen.
Bissix said today: "I'm really looking forward to re-joining the cast of Hollyoaks. Clare Devine is one of my favourite characters and I can't wait to get back into the role.
"I'm particularly excited to be working with [executive producer] Bryan Kirkwood again. He first cast me as evil Clare and I hear he is doing amazing things with Hollyoaks at the moment, so I'm really looking forward to being a part of it. Bring back the bitch!"
Meanwhile, former EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth has today expressed her delight following last night's confirmation that she is joining Hollyoaks to play Sandy Roscoe.
Sandy is the mother of five sons, who have been tipped to set pulses racing in the village - attracting the attention of the local girls and causing a whole lot of trouble of their own.
Taylforth commented: "I am really looking forward to joining Hollyoaks, which is going from strength to strength under Bryan Kirkwood at the moment.
"My real family are excited to move up to Liverpool - a fantastic city - and I'm eager to meet my new family, five hunky Hollyoaks sons who I'm sure will all be saints!"
Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 6.30pm on Channel 4, with first look screenings at 7pm on E4.
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