She was last seen in the Dales in February.
But that wasn't the last that her Emmerdale co-stars have seen of Charley Webb, who met up with her on-screen mum, auntie and friends for a meal out on Tuesday night.
The 33-year-old, who played Debbie in the soap opera, was reunited with her on-screen friends and family: Roxy Shahidi, 38, Lucy Pargeter, 44, Charlotte Bellamy, 48 and Emma Atkins, 46.
Reunited and it feels so good! Emmerdale's Charley Webb (pictured centre) was reunited with Roxy Shahidi, 38, Lucy Pargeter, 44, Charlotte Bellamy, 48 and Emma Atkins, 46 (pictured left to right)
The girl-gang were pictured in smart-casual threads sharing smiles and hugs over glasses of fizz and wine at the restaurant - with Charley donning a black and white sports stripe hoodie and cream T-shirt while she wore her long caramel tresses in subtle waves.
Roxy looked very chic in a light wash denim jacket while she added a touch of glamorous makeup - sporting a bright pink pout.
Lucy had a natural glow as she smiled next to her former co-star Charley.
Waiting game: Charley’s husband Matthew Wolfenden, 41, revealed on This Morning that Charley doesn't want to come back to the show while Covid-19 restrictions are in place
Charlotte beamed as she donned a white T-shirt and double necklace combo, while Emma looked lovely in a bold floral top and wore her blonde locks straight.
Roxy took to Instagram, sharing an image of the gal-pals reunited with each other paired with the caption: 'Blessed' while she added a love heart and crown emoji and tagged the former Emmerdale actress @miss_charleywebb.
Charley also took to the social media platform, sharing a selfie of her with her former castmates on her story with the caption: 'Favourites' with a heart drawing.
Sweet: Charley took to Instagram, sharing a selfie of her with her former castmates on her story with the caption: 'Favourites' with a heart drawing
The girl's night out comes after a source told The Sun that 'there are no current plans for Charley to return as Debbie at this time'.
'However the door is always open for her,' the source said.
They reassured that: 'Debbie’s daughter and her family are in the village so it’s definitely not a permanent goodbye.'
Charley's character Debbie promised her daughter Sarah that she was only taking a short visit to Scotland to find a manager for her business there.
However, Charley’s husband Matthew Wolfenden, 41, revealed on This Morning that she doesn't want to come back to the show while Covid-19 restrictions are in place.
The father-of-two said: 'To be honest filming there at the moment with Covid regulations is tough.'
'Everyone's rallied round and made it what it is. But yeah, I think for her to go back now when all this is still happening is not what she wants to do.'
'I think she'll wait until all the restrictions have dropped,' he said.