EastEnders' Lacey Turner wants Slaters reunion

Returning 'EastEnders' star Lacey Turner has called for a Slater reunion, revealing she wants Gillian Wright and Derek Martin to come back to the hit soap too

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Lacey Turner

Lacey Turner wants to reunite the Slaters on 'EastEnders'.

The 25-year-old actress will return to the BBC One soap as Stacey Branning this month and she admits she wants to bring back her on-screen mum Gillian Wright (Jean Slater) and uncle Derek Martin (Charlie Slater).

She told Inside Soap magazine: "Scenes with the Slaters were always my favourite thing. I'd like to have all of them back. It'd be great if we could get Derek Martin and Gillian Wright, but I know I'm a bit biased."

Stacey will have one family member in Walford when she returns in Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace), who is shocked to discover that her fugitive cousin is back in London after escaping the country when Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) framed the soap favourite for her stabbing in 2010.

Lacey said: "Stacey's fuming when Kat spots her! She's had a nice life since she left and she's got a lovely little set-up. Then Kat sticks her nose in and could ruin everything."

The actress looks forward to her on-screen alter-ego reuniting with her former lover Max Branning (Jake Wood), with whom she shared numerous dramatic scenes.

She added: "I think it would be nice for Stacey to see Max, but I can't imagine it would go smoothly ... not in 'EastEnders'. I think she loves Max but not in a sexual way - although you never know with those two!"

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