Jacqueline Jossa to return to EastEnders after birth

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 November 2014
Jacqueline and Dan

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne

Jacqueline Jossa insists she will be returning to 'EastEnders' as Lauren Branning after she gives birth to her first child

Jacqueline Jossa will return to 'EastEnders' after giving birth.

The 22-year-old actress is expecting her first child with boyfriend, 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Dan Osborne and she's revealed that while she will be taking time off for the birth, she wants to jump straight back into work soon afterwards.

She said: "I am going to have to leave at some point to give birth, but I don't really know what will happen with my storyline. They're keeping it a secret from even me because it is that tight.

"I don't have a clue either but 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."

The brunette beauty - who stars as Lauren Branning in the BBC One soap - also confessed she's been getting advice from her co-stars about the joys of motherhood.

She told MailOnline: "Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler) has given me great advice. When you're pregnant you get a bit emotional and I feel like she must have known I was edgy because she said to me everything works out in the end."

And Jacqueline isn't worried about being a young mother as she doesn't think age matters.

She added: "I'm 22, I'm not 17 and even so, some 17 year olds are the most amazing mums.

"I don't think you can put an age on it I think it's all about being a mum and learning. No one knows how to be a mum until you are one."

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