Nina Dobrev has confirmed she will appear in the season finale of 'The Vampire Diaries'.

The 28-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Elena Gilbert for the last ever series of the popular CW supernatural drama, which she has revealed will be titled 'I Was Feeling Epic', and will be aired on Friday March 10.

Sharing the news of her return on Instagram alongside a photo of the script, she wrote: ''I know it's Thursday, but this is not a TBT. #BackOnSet #TVDForever (sic)''

The final has been penned by co-creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, who are over the moon that the 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' star has come back for one last episode.

Plec said: ''I'm thrilled to bring this show to an end the way we always intended - with Nina back to help us say goodbye.''

Williamson added: ''I'm so excited to have Nina back to ensure our farewell episode is truly epic.''

The brunette beauty left the show after series six in 2014, reflecting on her character's journey at the time, she said: ''I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger.

''I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there's still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I'll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever.''