She’s returning to EastEnders after a five-year break.
And Jacqueline Jossa was seen in Albert Square for the time on Tuesday as she joined her co-star Kitty Casteldine on set.
The actress, 30, has reprised her role as Lauren Branning, with the character returning to Walford alongside her onscreen cousin Penny Branning, played by Kitty.
Jac briefly reprised her role as Lauren for a single episode in June and again last December.
Penny was last seen 15 years ago and was previously played by actress Mia McKenna- Bruce.
She’s back! Jacqueline Jossa, 30, was seen in Albert Square for the time on Tuesday as she returns to EastEnders after a five-year break
Family: The actress was joined by her co-star Kitty Casteldine, who has taken on the role of her cousin Penny Branning
Speaking in an interview last month, Jac revealed she would be back for a more permanent stint and was set to start filming.
She told The Sun On Sunday: ‘I’m really excited. It’s such an amazing time to be back as there is so much buzz around EastEnders at the moment. I’ve been watching and loving it like a fan.
‘Walford holds a special place in my heart, so it really does feel like coming home.’
Sources have hinted that Jacqueline will embroiled in an explosive storyline, as Lauren clashes with Cindy Beale, who returned to Walford earlier this month.
An insider added: ‘Bosses are staying tight-lipped about when fans will see her return on-screen.
‘But it’s set to be around the end of the year and likely to coincide with the soap’s legendary festive storylines.
‘Her old castmates can’t wait to start filming with her too as she’s such a pro and has a great sense of humour.’
EastEnders’ executive producer Chris Clenshaw also hinted that Lauren’s return will help bring back some of the family drama the soap is best known for.
Coming soon: Speaking in an interview last month, Jac revealed she would be back for a more permanent stint and was set to start filming
He added that Lauren’s brief appearance in the summer left ‘plenty of unfinished business’ between herself and the Beale family.
Jacqueline was just 17 when she joined EastEnders in 2010, and was at the centre of shocking storylines that included Lauren’s battles with alcoholism, and a brush with death in 2017.
Since leaving in 2018, Jacqueline has appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! where she was crowned Queen Of The Jungle, and landed a £1million deal with In The Style.
Jacqueline had shut down rumours that she would be returning as Lauren, after se briefly reprised her role to attend Dot Cotton’s funeral in December.