Jacqueline Jossa reveals her only condition for returning to EastEnders – and involves the entire Branning family


JACQUELINE Jossa has revealed the ONE condition that has to be met for her to return to EastEnders.

The 28-year-old actress – who played Lauren Branning on the BBC soap from 2010 to 2018 – opened up about her thoughts on reprising her role on the show.

Jacqueline Jossa has lifted the lid on what it takes for her to reprise her role as Lauren Branning on EastEnders

Her on-screen alter-ego left Walford to start a new life in New Zealand with her son Louie three years ago.

Now that father of her child, Peter Beale (Dayle Hudson), has returned to the Square, many fans have been left wondering if that means that Lauren will follow in his footsteps.

During a Q&A with her 3.1 million followers on Instagram she lifted the lid on her thoughts about it all.

She told her fans: “The timing would have to be right.

Jacqueline would like to return if the Brannings were all brought back

“It would only happen if all the Brannings came back at the same time.

“So EastEnders would have to want us all back.”

But that doesn’t look like it’ll happen anytime soon.

Jacqueline’s on-screen sister Abbie, played by Lorna Fitzgerald, died when she fell off the roof of the Queen Vic back in 2017.

Abbie Branning was killed off in 2017

Max Branning left the Square last month

Lauren’s mum Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) officially left the Square in 2015 and is currently living in Manchester with her Lauren and Abbie’s brother Oscar.

To add to the disappointment, Jake Wood – who played Jacqueline’s on-screen dad Max Branning – officially left the show last month.

His character decided to move on from the Square after ruining his relationships with everyone closest to him.

Jacqueline first joined EastEnders back in 2010 after she took over the role of Lauren from Madeline Duggan.

Jacqueline first joined EastEnders back in 2010

After being involved in a series of gripping storylines, including battling her drink problem, giving birth to her first son and dealing with all of Max’s lies, Jacqueline decided to move on.

A year after her departure she starred in the nineteenth series of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

The mum-of-two won over the hearts of the nation and was crowned queen of the jungle in 2019.

Since then fashion and beauty brands have been dying for her to work with them.

Jacqueline and Dan met in 2013, and tied the knot four years later

Jacqueline with Ella, five, and Mia, two

Soon after her stint in the jungle, she landed herself a six-figure deal to be face of fashion brand In The Style, and has since then released a number of lines with them.

She’s also worked with BPerfect Cosmetics to create her own fake tan range.

The star is married to Towie legend Dan Osborne, 29, and they share two daughters together – Ella, five, and Mia, two.

The pair recently purchased their dream Essex home and have been sharing their renovation process all over Instagram.