Just short of one year on from the birth of her daughter, Ella, Jacqueline’s maternity leave is coming to an end, and she’s teased soap fans with details of her return as Lauren Branning, insisting it won’t be typical of ‘EastEnders’ comebacks.
Lauren Branning is currently living in New Zealand with Peter Beale, the father of her baby son, briefly returning last year to try and clear her father’s name when he was falsely imprisoned for murder.
However, she’ll be making a permanent return later in the year, which Jacqueline says she has mixed feelings about.
Jacqueline and Dan have been engaged since last summer, but recently revealed that they were postponing their wedding as they’d simply “ran out of time” to plan their nuptials properly.
“I love a big, angry storyline. I just want more pain. It’s boring when they’re happy. EastEnders is best at misery, sadness and anger, and I just miss screaming, crying – they’re the scenes I am best at.”
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