Days of our Lives Welcomes Back Patrika Darbo image

Darbo (Joseph Marzullo/

Returning in the new year.

Same day update.

Patrika's rep has released her official statement regarding her return:

"I am thrilled to be reprising the role of Nancy Wesley. I can't wait to see what the writers and producers of 'Days' have Nancy up to and I am glad to be back and finally taking care of Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin), the way a Mother should. 'Days' has always been big on family and Nancy is Chloe's mom and Parker's Grandma or Granny...but I personally like GLAM MAW! Let those that caused Nancy's sweet daughter problems be on guard. Let the Drama begin!!"

Original article: November 15.

According to Soaps In Depth, Patrika Darbo will be returning to "DOOL" next year. She has started shooting fresh material as Chloe's (Nadia Bjorlin) mother, Nancy. Darbo was last seen in Salem in 2005 but has been keeping busy ever since. She has been seen on "Dexter," "Desperate Housewives" and "Miss Behave."

Her official return date has not yet been announced but will keep you updated as information becomes available.

To keep an eye on who else is coming to Salem, be sure to read the DOOL Comings And Goings. And find out Channing Tatum's reaction to being named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in our Celebrity News.

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