Home and Away

Iconic 2000s Home & Away star Tessa James just hinted that she might be returning to the show!

Bring back Nicole!

By Jess Pullar
Beloved Home and Away actress from the 2000s Tessa James has left her fans on what we can only describe as a thrilling cliffhanger, after she hinted that she might just be returning to the show.
The 29-year-old Aussie actress, known well for her stint as troubled teen Nicole Franklin on the iconic soap, has remained in the spotlight after leaving the show back in 2011, earning herself legions of dedicated fans on Instagram.
On Tuesday, the actress took to her Instagram stories for a Q&A, where one fan asked the question many have pondered over the years since Nicole's departure.
"Will you ever return to Home and Away?" the fan asked.
"Never say never," Tessa replied, alongside a series of shrugging emojis.
Tessa replied to a fan saying that a Home and Away return was never off the table. (Instagram)
It certainly would make for an explosive return.
Tessa's character Nicole left the Bay after a tumultuous few years of run-ins with various stars, romantic flings and even the birth of her son, George.
The baby was supposed to be adopted out to Marilyn, who was emotionally invested in George before he was born. But just as Nicole went into labour, she decided she wanted to keep him.
When Tessa and baby George eventually left the Bay, Marilyn was understandably devastated - so perhaps Nicole's return could continue the narrative?
When you think about it, baby George would be ten years old now! Time flies...
Tessa made a big impression on the bay. (Channel Seven)
Since her stint on Home and Away, Tessa has kept up appearances, with several guest acting roles on hit Aussie shows including Love Child and Beaconsfield.
In 2018, Tessa gave birth to her own baby with husband and NRL player Nate Myles - a son named Saynt Myles.
The actress is now a wellness advocate, and will soon launch her own wellness brand, James Wellness. (Instagram)
Nicole and Nate are notoriously private about their family life, but Tessa is an open book when it comes to wellness and her own small business ventures.
In her Instagram Q&A, she opened up about her healthy routine, explaining what a normal day consists of, which includes exercise, healthy food, and sleep.
It looks like she's been working hard on her own lifestyle wellness brand, James Wellness, which she has regularly been posting about on Instagram.
Hinting at something big to come, the actress has shared a number of posts featuring imagery from its launch campaign, which will commence from July 1.
Looks like we won't have to wait long to see more!

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