Pregnant Jacqueline Jossa will return to EastEnders after birth

Published Wednesday, Nov 12 2014, 14:26 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Pregnant EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa has confirmed that she will return to Albert Square following the birth of her baby.

Jacqueline, who plays Lauren Branning in the soap, is expecting her first child with The Only Way Is Essex's Dan Osborne and is hoping to juggle work with motherhood.

Dan Osborne and pregnant Jacqueline Jossa leave the Sanctum Soho Hotel in London, 11 November 2014

© Will Alexander/

Last night, Jacqueline and Dan attended a launch party together in London and, while there, she revealed her comeback plans.

Speaking to Mail Online, Jacqueline said: "I know I will be coming back. I read somewhere I was taking a year out which isn't true. I definitely want to go back."

Jacqueline joined EastEnders in 2010, taking over the part of Lauren from Madeline Duggan, but even she is being kept in the dark about her forthcoming storyline.

Apparently, the way she will be written out of the soap for her maternity leave is a guarded secret!

Jacqueline Jossa takes a selfie of her baby bump
6 November

© Instagram / @jacjossa

Actress Jacqueline and TOWIE star Dan announced their baby news in August, saying that they were "thrilled" to be expecting a child together.

The tot will be Jacqueline's first, while Dan is already dad to son Teddy, who he welcomed into the world with his former girlfriend last December.

Last month, the couple discovered the sex of their unborn child during a routine scan, however they have decided to keep it a secret until the birth.

Throughout her pregnancy, Jacqueline has kept fans updated with pictures of her bump and cute tweets about her unborn baby.

While listening to music, the star recently tweeted: "My baby is enjoying John Legend, wriggles #bump."

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