Ex EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa has recently revealed that she figured out just how bad the coronavirus was the moment that EastEnders bosses decided that they needed to halt the show. The actress had left EastEnder in 2018, which was eight years after she first appeared on the show as Lauren Branning. Since leaving the show, she decided to keep track of her former co-stars. She did an interview with Metro.co.uk before the launch of Now TV’s TeaV initiative. The Now TeaV initiative I meant to help keep children busy and entertained while they are at home during the lockdown.
EastEnders Spoilers – EastEnders Halts Production
The pandemic started to affect many people when it began to affect their daily lives, like when schools close and jobs were stopped or switched to at home. For Jacqueline Jossa, she revealed that the pandemic did not officially feel real until she learned of the production of EastEnders being put to a temporary stop.
She told Metro.co.uk, “as soon as I knew EastEnders had stopped filming, that’s when I knew that this coronavirus was actually serious and that we were all going to go on lockdown,’ she told us. ‘As soon as I heard that, I thought, “Woah!” ‘I could never imagine EastEnders to stop filming; it’s never really happened before.”
She expressed her disappointment in the show being halted but also explained that she understood why it had to be done. It’s such a shame, I suppose, but it had to be done. Hopefully, we get back to normality at some point.’
EastEnders Spoilers – Could Jacqueline Jossa Come Back To EastEnders?
Although she has been off of EastEnders since 2018, she has teased the possibility of her returning back to EastEnders in the role of Lauren. She took to Instagram to tell her fans, “I had such an amazing time and LOVED Lauren Branning with ALL of my heart! ‘I miss you Lozza, maybe see you again one day.”
It seems like her fans are not the only ones who want her back on their screens as Jake Wood, who plays her on-screen dad, Max Branning, talked about this during an interview with Digital Spy last year. I ‘Lauren hasn’t been killed off; obviously, Max is still in the show, and she has a lot of other families in it as well. It’s like any other character that is still out there – it’s always open.
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I always thought she would return eventually – she just needed some time at home to be a mum, which she’s done. So now I think it will just be up to her when she’s ready. ‘I don’t know whether that is now or not, but I would love her to come back. I think she’s a great actress and a real asset to the show. It would be great.” Watch EastEnders from Monday and Friday at 8 pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 pm on BBC One to find out what happens next.