02/05/2016 10:06 BST

'EastEnders' Spoiler: Jacqueline Jossa Teases 'Dramatic' Lauren Branning Return

'It's not your average 'EastEnders' thing...'

Jacqueline Jossa has teased ‘EastEnders’ viewers with what they can expect when her character returns to Walford later this year.

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.

She tells the Daily Star: It is a dramatic return. It’s not your average ‘EastEnders’ thing where people are screaming and shouting but it will shock people.”

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Jacqueline Jossa

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.

She continues: “Going back to the show and leaving Ella behind will be tough. I can’t go from seeing her every day to nothing, but I’m going to try to make it work.

“Dan [Osborne, her fiancé] will come to my work with her. And if I’ve got time I’ll try to go back home to spend time with her.”

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Jacqueline and Dan attending an event in London last month

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.

She previously said of her ‘EastEnders’ return: “I can’t wait to get back and just smash it.

“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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