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Updated February 23: has learned that Arianne Zucker will be returning to Days of our Lives as Nicole Walker on Thursday April 25. The actress revealed her return date on Instagram in a reply to a fan’s inquiry and stated, “First Air Date is April 25th!”

We first reported on November 10, according to the DOOL App, Arianne Zucker is returning to Days with Paul Telfer as Xander in 2019. Her last return began Tuesday October 9, 2018 until October 22 when she was presumed dead in an explosion. Arianne Zucker left Days in October 2017, stating, “After 18 years of an incredible run as Nicole Walker on Days of our Lives, I will not be returning this contract year. I have had such beautiful support from all of you who have loved to hate Nicole and then love her again… Although nothing is ever permanent and I never like to say never, it is bye for now.”