"I really fell in love with Charlie. I think it would be great to come back in the future for visits. That way I can enjoy my roots."
Fans don't have to say goodbye right away. Charlie will be on the show until at least the beginning of 2012. The news about Van Lexmond's departure from the show leaked out early.
Van Lexmond started her career on the soap opera GOUDKUST (which was canceled in 2001).