In late March a new-old face will be seen around Pine Valley. That is because the writers have created a Lily look-a-like. Leven Rambin, Lily, will begin playing both Lily and newcomer Ava on March 30th. Aidan will be the first to come into contact with Ava, and sources tell us he won’t be fooled into thinking she really is Lily.

Dual roles have been popular with soaps for years, and Pine Valley has seen some of the great storylines. AMC’s writing team has had success in the past creating dual roles. When Natalie/Janet came on the scene in the 80s and 90s, we saw sisters who coped very differently with their pasts. With the Adam/Stuart storyline we saw one “normal” and one “special” twin, both of whom are dedicated to their families but in very different ways.