Stuart Manning - Hollyoaks
Hollyoaks bosses have announced that Stuart Manning is returning to the show in his role as Russ Owen.
The actor will head back to filming this summer after nine years away from the Channel 4 soap.
Russ was a regular on Hollyoaks between 2004 and 2009. He was last seen kidnapping his baby son Max from the McQueens, a few months after the death of the little boy's mum Tina Reilly.
Speaking about his big return, Stuart commented: "After a decade away from Hollyoaks, it felt like the right time to come back and particularly when the show is on such a high.
"It will be really interesting for me to explore how the character of Russ has evolved and to return as a different actor to who I was back then."
Russ's other memorable storylines include his brief marriage to Mercedes McQueen (Jennifer Metcalfe). The couple were torn apart by Mercedes's affair with Warren Fox.
During his time in the village, Russ also became a teacher, battled testicular cancer and had a romance with Sophie Burton.
Since leaving Hollyoaks, Stuart has competed on ITV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and featured in a UK stage tour of A Passionate Woman.
His other acting credits have included guest roles in Doctors, The Dumping Ground, Casualty and Ackley Bridge.