Fans of Days of Our Lives have been eagerly anticipating confirmation that Alison Sweeney would be returning to the show, and now it has happened. Sweeney just shared with fans that she will indeed be a part of the DOOL 50th anniversary celebration set to air later this year.
Sweeney posted a photo showing her with a Days script via Instagram and said, “Guess what?! I get to be a part of celebrating #days50!!! So thrilled!!!”
Even when Alison left the soap earlier this year, she made it clear that she was open to a return at some point, especially if it was related to the show’s big anniversary this year. As was previously shared via the Inquisitr, the show is pulling out all the stops to celebrate this big milestone, so it’s no surprise that Sweeney is coming back too.
It’s known now that Alison Sweeney, Peter Reckell and Stephen Nichols are all coming back in some way as is Nadia Bjorlin. Of course, DOOL fans would love to see Sami stick around Salem for a while, although it’s too soon to know exactly how long Sweeney’s return will be this time. However, she has been keeping busy with other projects, so fans should likely expect this to be a short-term return.
The actress recently told Soap Opera Digest that she was “so excited to get home from filming to see a Days script with my name on it.” Ali added that it’s finally real, and she can’t wait to be involved in helping the show celebrate this big anniversary.
In addition to Sweeney’s continued Biggest Loser involvement, Alison has been doing a lot of work with the Hallmark Channel. We Love Soaps notes that she’ll be featured in one of the network’s original movies titled Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery. That movie, also featuring Cameron Mathison of All My Children, premieres on Saturday, May 2. Sweeney is also currently working on Radio Hype, another Hallmark movie.
Sweeney was at the Daytime Emmy Awards show that took place Sunday as she was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. Maura West of General Hospital won that category this year, but from the looks of Ali’s Instagram page throughout the evening, the Days of Our Lives star had a blast anyway.
What will Sami Brady be up to when she returns to Salem? How long will Alison Sweeney stick around in this stint? Fans will have to stay tuned for Days of Our Lives spoilers as specifics emerge.
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