Talk about expecting viewers to have a looong memory and lots of commitment. 7de Laan's bringing back a character who's been gone as long as a school career!

Paula's cousin Connie van der Lecq returns to Hillside soon after following a similar path to Quinne Brown Huffman, who's returning to reprise the role.

Connie and Quinne were last on screen back in 2004 before both of them moved to America. Connie used to work as a waitress at Oppiekoffie and landed an international modelling competition which took her to America where she's been for the past 12 years.

Quinne's lived in America too, for the past 10 years and returned to South Africa with her husband and children in June this year. She started filming with the show in August and re-arrives on 31 October.