Lacey Turner ‘to take a break’ from EastEnders – just as Stacey Fowler returns to screens


EASTENDERS’ Lacey Turner is preparing to take a lengthy break from the soap – just as Stacey Fowler returns to the Square, according to reports.

The actress, 32, will appear on screens for the first time in a year this week following her maternity leave with daughter Dusty.

Lacey Turner is reportedly set for another break from EastEnders

But the Daily Star reports she’ll be gone again by the end of the year and show bosses have begun plotting her temporary exit.

A source said: “Lacey will be taking a break. The top bosses agreed to give her some time off from the show.

“This is a great opportunity for the writers to come up with something big for Lacey to get her teeth into.”

The source added that Lacey’s second comeback will be within the year and there are no plans for her to quit for good.

Lacey gave birth to daughter Dusty last year

HOAR has contacted representatives for Stacey and EastEnders for comment.

Stacey fled the Square last year after bashing Phil Mitchell over the head and leaving him for dead.

In the meantime she split with husband Martin Fowler and moved on with a man called Jerome – while Martin has moved on with her best friend Ruby Allen.

Stacey’s return is set to put the cat amongst the pigeons – and now Lacey has revealed what she wants.

Lacey and husband Matt

She said: “I think for Stacey, she just felt angry towards Ruby – that’s supposed to be her best friend.

“She’s really sad about her and Martin. In her heart of hearts she does still love him and I think it’s quite hard her to watch them together.

“But in true Stacey style, she will just put on a front and pretend she doesn’t care.

“She thinks that it’s not that serious and that he’s there for the money. She definitely doesn’t think it’s going to last forever.

Stacey Fowler is popular with viewers

“It’s a bit of a joke to her and she would take Martin back tomorrow if he said he wanted to come back.

“I think she’s still very much in love with him. Which is so sad. Poor Stacey!”

But while she wants Martin back – Stacey is just too bitter to consider a reunion with former pal Ruby.

“I don’t know, this is a pretty bad one,” Lacey added.

“That’s like the number one rule for being best friends – you don’t take your best friend’s husband! So I don’t know.

“It’s very sour at the moment and it looks like it’s going to stay sour for quite a long time. It’s become quite bitter and I can’t really see a way out.”

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