Laurie Brett to return to EastEnders

Laurie Brett

Laurie Brett

Laurie Brett will return to 'EastEnders' in September after she's completed her duties on 'Waterloo Road'.

Laurie Brett will return to 'EastEnders' in September.

The 45-year-old actress - who plays Jane Beale - will leave the BBC One soap this summer following the death of her on-screen step-daughter Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater), but she admits she'll be back in the autumn after she's finished her filming commitments at 'Waterloo Road'.

She said: "I'm on screen until the funeral and then I do have a job commitment but then I will be back in September once I've finished off 'Waterloo Road'."

Viewers have seen Jane reunite with her ex-husband Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) in recent months, but it is believed the couple will grow even closer following the murder of Lucy, which sees them share a passionate kiss, and could lead to them rekindling their romance in the future.

Speaking to Soap Squawk, an insider teased: "Was it a one-off or the start of something big for them? Wait and see!"

Laurie bowed out of 'EastEnders' in 2012 to play troubled teacher Christine Mulgrew in 'Waterloo Road', but she made a two-episode comeback for the first time earlier this year, before rejoining the soap for a short stint last month.

Meanwhile, the BBC has axed 'Waterloo Road', which will conclude next year after 10 series, as it's though it has reached the end of its "lifecycle".


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