Lauren Branning returns!

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Jacqueline Jossa has returned to filming as Lauren Branning for a guest stint.

Lauren, who left Walford for a new life in New Zeleand last February, will be making her full time return in 2016 – when Jossa’s maternity leave ends.

However, the actress returned to the EastEnders set to film Max’s trial scenes.

A source told the Sun: “Max’s trial will be a very exciting storyline and Lauren’s return will be explosive because she knows Max didn’t kill Lucy.”

She agreed not to unmask Bobby as the killer but surely that won’t be at the expense of her own father … “

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