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EastEnders: Jacqueline Jossa will return if Lauren Branning ‘missed’

Jacqueline Jossa says she will RETURN to EastEnders as Lauren Branning once her character is ‘missed’ on the BBC One soap

Jacqueline Jossa has said she’ll make a return to EastEnders once her character Lauren Branning is ‘missed’ on the BBC One soap.

The actress, 28, left Albert Square in 2018 and revealed that she will make a comeback when the ‘time is right’.

Talking on Thursday’s Halloween special of Celebrity Juice, Jacqueline, who dressed as a bloodied Marie Antoinette, was grilled about a potential return.

Exciting! Jacqueline Jossa has said she’ll make a return to EastEnders once her character Lauren Branning is ‘missed’ on the BBC One soap

Host Keith Lemon said: ‘Would you ever go back to EastEnders?’

To which Jacqueline admitted: ‘When the time’s right, yes, I think the character needs to be missed before you can come back.’

Jacqueline was then asked if she kept in touch with Ian Beale star Adam Woodyatt, to which she revealed he’s ‘nice if he likes you’.

She quipped: ‘I wouldn’t say I’m in touch with him but he’s not like a guy you… he’s nice if he likes you and he likes me!’   

Return?: The actress, 28, left Albert Square in 2018 and said that she will make a comeback when the 'time is right' (pictured as Lauren in a past soap still)

Return?: The actress, 28, left Albert Square in 2018 and said that she will make a comeback when the ‘time is right’ (pictured as Lauren in a past soap still) 

Grilled: Talking on Thursday's Halloween special of Celebrity Juice, Jacqueline, who dressed as a bloodied Marie Antoinette, was grilled about a potential return by host Keith Lemon

Grilled: Talking on Thursday’s Halloween special of Celebrity Juice, Jacqueline, who dressed as a bloodied Marie Antoinette, was grilled about a potential return by host Keith Lemon 

It comes after Jacqueline revealed her hopes to return to EastEnders in under five years and says her departure from the soap was not a goodbye forever in April.

The actress, who played Lauren for eight years before leaving the BBC One show in 2018, told MailOnline she still loves the character with all her heart.

Mum-of-two Jacqueline said she could ‘hobble back in on my walking stick’ in a reference to Lauren’s fall from the Queen Vic roof during the soap’s 2017 Christmas Day episode.

Former co-star: Jacqueline was then asked if she kept in touch with Ian Beale star Adam Woodyatt, to which she revealed he's 'nice if he likes you'

Former co-star: Jacqueline was then asked if she kept in touch with Ian Beale star Adam Woodyatt, to which she revealed he’s ‘nice if he likes you’

Soap star: It comes after Jacqueline revealed her hopes to return to EastEnders in under five years and says her departure from the soap was not a goodbye forever in April

Soap star: It comes after Jacqueline revealed her hopes to return to EastEnders in under five years and says her departure from the soap was not a goodbye forever in April 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Jacqueline said: ‘I absolutely love EastEnders, love the people, the production and I absolutely love Lauren Branning with all my heart.

‘It doesn’t feel like it was a goodbye forever, definitely not, well not from my end anyway. I would love to go back someday.

‘I could hobble back in on my walking stick one day.’

When asked if she would return in under five years, Lauren said: ‘I think that sounds better than me going back tomorrow, yes.’   

Comeback: Jacqueline said she could 'hobble back in on my walking stick' in a reference to Lauren's fall from the Queen Vic roof during the soap's 2017 Christmas Day episode

Comeback: Jacqueline said she could ‘hobble back in on my walking stick’ in a reference to Lauren’s fall from the Queen Vic roof during the soap’s 2017 Christmas Day episode 

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