EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa has spoken out about her character’s imminent return to Walford.
Lauren Branning was last seen in September when she popped over from New Zealand and tried to stop her dad being jailed for murder. She also popped out a baby during her visit, little Louis.
In real life, Jac has been taking time out to spend with her fiancé, Dan Osborne, and their adorable daughter, Ella.
But, with her maternity leave over, Jac is keen to get back to work. She told the Daily Star: “’ve loved being a mum at home but now I’m really excited to go back.
“They wanted me to go back full-time when we were filming the trial but I didn’t feel like I’d had long enough away.”
She also revealed that she’s seen her comeback scripts - and is impressed with how Lauren is brought back into the action.
She said: “It is a dramatic return. It’s not your average EastEnders thing where people are screaming and shouting but it will shock people.”
Lauren left with Peter Beale in February 2015 after discovering that Bobby Beale had killed Lucy and that Jane had covered the whole thing up.
With Jake Wood’s (Max Branning) sabbatical almost over as well, we’re hoping that Lauren’s return will have something to do with Max getting out of prison.
Now that Jack (Scott Maslen) is back in Walford and Abi has been kicked out of the Mitchells, it’s time for a Branning resurgence.