Jacqueline Jossa to play EastEnders’ Lauren Branning


 Walford will soon see a new actress playing the role of Lauren Branning, newcomer Jaqueline Jossa joins EastEnders. 


Jacqueline has a lot of new and exciting things in store for her as the new Lauren. The cynical teenager is set to stir up some trouble on Albert Square. She once played the little girl of Tanya and Max, but is now all grown up, and will make sure that everybody knows it.


Regarding her arrival in Albert Square, Jacqueline commented, “ I was so excited when I got the call to say I’d got the part in EastEnders. I’ve always been a massive fan of the show and it’s a dream come true. The characters of Lauren Branning will be really fun to play and there are some exciting things coming up.”


Though Lauren is tough on the outside, deep down she is a sucker for love and at times can be quite vulnerable.  Lauren is one of those rare girls who go for personality over looks and wants nothing more than the right guy to sweep her off her feet.  But she’ll never let you know that!



Bryan Kirkwood, Executive Producer of EastEnders explains: “Maddie Duggan did a great job of playing the young Lauren Branning, and we wish her the very best of luck for the future. I’m delighted to welcome Jacqueline Jossa to Albert Square. Jacqueline’s portrayal of Lauren has all the classic Branning qualities of toughness, cynicism and sensitivity. Jacqueline is set to be at the heart of Walford drama for some time to come.”