Samantha Giles has confirmed that she'll be returning to the village as Ashley's ex-wife Bernice.
As if Ashley wasn't having a hard enough time already!
Samantha had this to say: "It's so lovely to be asked back to Emmerdale. The show is on top form and I'm really looking forward to being part of the team again."
Stuart Blackburn series producer said: "Bernice Blackstock has always been one of Emmerdale's most popular character. Linked to Nicola, Ashley, Diane, Rodney and her daughter Gabby - she remains right at the heart of the show.
"With the recent separation of Ashley and Laurel and problems ahead for Diane. The time is right for Bernice to come back and really stir things up."
Keep an eye out for Benice's return in November.