Jacqueline Jossa confirms she WILL return to EastEnders once character Lauren Branning is ‘missed’


JACQUELINE Jossa confirmed she WILL return to EastEnders once character Lauren Branning is “missed”.

It’s the second time this year Jacqueline has hinted that she’d love to return to Albert Square. 

Jacqueline Jossa confirmed she’ll return to EastEnders during Celebrity Juice’s Halloween episode

The 27-year-old actress, who left the BBC soap in 2018, appeared on Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice tonight and was quizzed on her plans for an EastEnders return.

Dressed as Marie Antoinette on Celebrity Juice’s Halloween special, she said: “When the time’s right yes, the character needs to be missed before you can come back.”

Jacqueline made a dramatic exit from the soap in 2018 during Lauren’s sister Abi’s funeral.

Jacqueline Jossa was recast as Lauren in EastEnders in 2008

Jacqueline left the role in 2018

The single mother made the decision to venture to New Zealand where her ex Peter was living to try and rekindle their relationship.

She left viewers confused as she marched straight out of the funeral and past her boyfriend Josh – and seemingly straight into the graveyard.

Peter’s return to EastEnders as a singleton back in February 2020 left fans hoping that she’d be following in his footsteps.

And she admitted last month that she’d love to return to Albert Square.

When asked by one of her social media followers whether she’d ever return to the show, Jacqueline replied: “Maybe one day. I LOVED my time on the show.”

Paying tribute to the show as it celebrated its 35th anniversary back in February, Jacqueline teased that the door will always be open for Lauren’s return.

The star posted pictures of her time on the BBC show on Instagram with the caption: “I had such an amazing time and LOVED Lauren Branning with ALL of my heart! I miss you lozza, maybe see you again one day.”

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