Soaps.com has learned that All My Children will bring back Kelly Ripa (Hayley Santos) and Mark Consuelos (Mateo Santos) early next year!

Hayley and Mateo will be back on the show to help celebrate it’s 40th anniversary, and are slated to appear on January 4 and 5, 2010!

Of course, Kelly and Mark met and married at AMC, and now have three children and busy lives in the entertainment industry.

Soaps.com eagerly anticipates seeing the return of these popular characters, even if it’s only for a couple of days! What do you think of this news? Share your thoughts with Soaps.com in the comment section below!