Esther's character Charlie was a fan favourite who left the show in tragic circumstances earlier this year. Exact details of her return are kept under wraps.

"It was a shock and a surprise to get the call, but I said yes straight away; the chance to come back and work on the show was an opportunity I didn't have to think too hard about at all!

Charlie holds a very special place in my heart and I'm so grateful for the support I have received from Home and Away fans" said Esther.

While we can't reveal Esther's storyline, it will include Steve Peacocke and that wonderful Charlie/Brax chemistry.

2013 will be a fantastic year for Home and Away, stay tuned!

Watch the final episode before Charlie is shot:

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  1. Archive Extras: Charlie dies

    0:54 Archive Extras: Charlie dies

    Brax (Steve Peacocke) never fully recovered from losing the love of his life after he and Ruby (Rebecca Breeds) turned off Charlie's life support machine.

    Also featuring:
    Steve Peacocke
    Darryl 'Brax' Braxton
  2. Archive Extras: Moving to the city

    0:36 Archive Extras: Moving to the city

    Brax, Ruby and Casey were packing up to move to the city when they found Charlie bleeding on the floor.

    Also featuring:
    Darryl 'Brax' Braxton
    Casey Braxton
  3. Archive Extras: Jake Pirovic is back

    0:41 Archive Extras: Jake Pirovic is back

    Why is Jake back? Last time he was in Summer Bay he arrived with a deadly message for Charlie Buckton (Esther Anderson).

  4. Love Triangles

    Love Triangles

    Love blossoms in Summer Bay but can turn into an ocean of emotional turmoil.

    Also featuring:
    Darryl 'Brax' Braxton
    Bianca Scott


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