EastEnders' Lauren Branning Turns Back To The Bottle After Ex Joey Branning Dates Lucy Beale

EastEnders' Lauren Branning is set to seek solace in alcohol - after seeing her ex-boyfriend out on a date.

The troubled teenager with a drinking problem, played by Jacqueline Jossa, goes out on a date with Peter Beale (Ben Hardy) on her mum Tanya's (Jo Joyner) request to give Lauren something to look forward to and take her mind off booze.

Peter and Lauren on their date

The date begins well and Lauren manages to control her urge to drink.

But things soon take a terrible turn when she sees her ex, cousin Joey Branning (David Witts), arrive with Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater), and she has to fight the urge to hit the bottle again.

Jacqueline has revealed that her alter-ego's troubles are set to worsen.

"The storyline coming up is pretty shocking. I very much hope it hits home for viewers watching. The only person who can help Lauren is herself," she told Inside Soap.

The episode will be shown on BBC One on June 21.

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