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Ellen Pompeo tweet featuring Katherine Heigl sparks fan speculation about Izzie Stevens returning

Ellen Pompeo posted a tweet featuring former co-star Katherine Heigl that has sparked fan speculation about Izzie Stevens returning to Grey’s Anatomy.

The 51-year-old actress who stars as Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC show uploaded a tweet Thursday with a throwback still of Meredith and Izzie, played by Katherine from 2005 to 2010.

‘Hey it’s Grey’s day!!!,’ Ellen wrote along with the photo from season three.

Fan favorite: Ellen Pompeo posted a tweet featuring former co-star Katherine Heigl, shown in July 2018, that has sparked fan speculation about Izzie Stevens returning to Grey's Anatomy

Fan favorite: Ellen Pompeo posted a tweet featuring former co-star Katherine Heigl, shown in July 2018, that has sparked fan speculation about Izzie Stevens returning to Grey's Anatomy

Fan favorite: Ellen Pompeo posted a tweet featuring former co-star Katherine Heigl, shown in July 2018, that has sparked fan speculation about Izzie Stevens returning to Grey’s Anatomy

A promo for the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy airing December 3 teased that a character from Meredith’s past was returning and fans started wondering if it might be Izzie.

‘IZZIE COMING BACK??,’ one fan tweeted in reply to Ellen’s post.

Another fan hoped that Ellen wasn’t toying with her emotions and tweeted, ‘you can’t post a gif of mer and izzy without getting my hopes up that

@KatieHeigl will come back! I’m not over it yet’.

The season 17 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy earlier this month was set amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Meredith after fainting had a vision of herself on a beach with her late husband Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey, who died in a car crash during season 11 in 2015.

Throwback still: The 51-year-old actress who stars as Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC show uploaded a tweet Thursday with a throwback still of Meredith and Izzie, played by Katherine from 2005 to 2010

Throwback still: The 51-year-old actress who stars as Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC show uploaded a tweet Thursday with a throwback still of Meredith and Izzie, played by Katherine from 2005 to 2010

Throwback still: The 51-year-old actress who stars as Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC show uploaded a tweet Thursday with a throwback still of Meredith and Izzie, played by Katherine from 2005 to 2010

Popular show: 'Hey it's Grey's day!!!,' Ellen, shown earlier this month, wrote along with the photo of her and Katherine from season three

Popular show: 'Hey it's Grey's day!!!,' Ellen, shown earlier this month, wrote along with the photo of her and Katherine from season three

Popular show: ‘Hey it’s Grey’s day!!!,’ Ellen, shown earlier this month, wrote along with the photo of her and Katherine from season three

Katherine starred on Grey’s Anatomy for six seasons before leaving the series in 2010.

Her portrayal of Izzy on the medical drama earned Katherine the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007.

Katherine’s screen credits include Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, New Year’s Eve, The Big Wedding and Unforgettable.

Good question: One fan wondered if the tweet meant that Izzie was coming back

Good question: One fan wondered if the tweet meant that Izzie was coming back

Good question: One fan wondered if the tweet meant that Izzie was coming back

Hope up: Another tweet from a fan hoped that Ellen wasn't getting hopes raised for nothing

Hope up: Another tweet from a fan hoped that Ellen wasn't getting hopes raised for nothing

Hope up: Another tweet from a fan hoped that Ellen wasn’t getting hopes raised for nothing

Emotional strings: Another tweet could not handle emotional strings being pulled again in 2020

Emotional strings: Another tweet could not handle emotional strings being pulled again in 2020

Emotional strings: Another tweet could not handle emotional strings being pulled again in 2020

She can next be seen in the Netflix series Firefly Lane based on the novel of the same name by Kristin Hannah, 60.

The drama also stars Scrubs star Sarah Chalke, 44, Australian actor Ben Lawson and Beau Garrett, 37.

Katherine has been married since 2007 to singer Josh Kelley, 40, and they have three children together.

Medical drama: Katherine is shown in the center of a 2007 promo still for Grey's Anatomy

Medical drama: Katherine is shown in the center of a 2007 promo still for Grey's Anatomy

Medical drama: Katherine is shown in the center of a 2007 promo still for Grey’s Anatomy

Source: Daily Mail | BBC News & Gossip

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