EastEnders' Darren will regret drunken fling with Lauren
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 September 2011
'EastEnders' Darren Miller's reconciliation with fiancee Jodie Gold is threatened when he gets drunk and sleeps with Lauren Branning
'EastEnders' Darren Miller will jeopardise his relationship with Jodie Gold by sleeping with Lauren Branning.
The car salesman - played by Charlie G. Hawkins - will be devastated when he attempts to win fiancee Jodie (Kylie Babbington) back after an argument but finds her comforting Anthony Moon and so decides to drown his sorrows in alcohol leading to a drunken night with troubled teen Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa).
A source told Inside Soap magazine: "Darren would never hurt Jodie deliberately. His tryst with Lauren is born of a combination of crossed wires and an awful lot of alcohol.
"But whether Jodie will see it that way, if she ever finds out, is another matter."
It is unclear if the couple will sort out their problems as Charlie has recently quit the soap after seven years in the square.
Darren has been stealing from the car lot to pay for the couple's upcoming lavish nuptials and when Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) catches him in the act, his days in Walford are numbered.
During his time in Albert Square, Darren has been outed as the secret dad of Heather Trott's (Cheryl Fergison) baby, got engaged to childhood sweetheart Libby Fox (Belinda Owusu), been put in charge of the car lot and won over the heart of Jewish Jodie by getting circumcised.