Home and Away's Ava Gilbert returned to Summer Bay last month after two years – and this is the third time the role has been recast.

The troubled teen, now played by 21-year-old Annabel Wolfe, has caused quite the stir since she made a comeback to the coastal town.

After returning to the Bay to reunite with her father, Justin Morgan (James Stewart), Ava's ulterior motive was quickly exposed as she was revealed to be Theo Poulous' (Matt Evans) stalker.

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Ava's obsession with the singer led her down a dark path as in Friday's episode (May 12), she jumped into a stranger's car after Theo admitted he would never like her in that way.

When Theo tells Justin that Ava left in a random vehicle, a devastated Justin makes it his mission to find his daughter before something terrible happens.

The last time fans saw Ava was in 2020 and it's safe to say she looked fairly different.

Ava first arrived in the Bay by chance in 2016, running into Justin on her way home from school when she gave him back a cap he left on a bench.

At this point, the youngster was played by child actress Grace Thomas.

Grace played the role of Ava until 2018, with the character leaving the Bay with her mother, Nina after she was kidnapped.

Ava returned one year later when she came to visit Justin, but this time she was played by Alice Roberts.

Alice portrayed the character for just one year before she left once again.

After a three year absence, Ava returned and it was recast to Annabel.

James, 47, wasted no time paying tribute to his on-screen daughter as he took to Instagram in April with a sweet message aimed at the actress.

The Aussie star, who has been on the Channel 5 soap since 2016, wrote: "So stoked to have @annabelwolfe playing my daughter… she's an incredible young actor with such a bright future ahead of her.

"She's kind, intelligent, always listening and learning – such a great energy on set and in our cast."

He added: "She's giving this story the turmoil it needs and proving to be a bit of a handful for Justin. Garrrgghhh… dads and their daughters eh'?"

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