FANS of EastEnders bid farewell to Lauren Branning.
But when did she leave? And why did the actress who plays her, Jacqueline Jossa, quit the soap? Here’s what we have found out so far…
When did Lauren Branning leave EastEnders?
Lauren Branning left the soap in February 2018, but an exact date has not been confirmed.
Her storyline is not known, but the loss of her sister Abi Branning encourages her to think of the future.
The pair suffered a horror fall on the Boxing Day episode of the show.
Where is Lauren Branning living after leaving Albert Square?
Fans were stunned to discover that Lauren was living in New Zealand after her ext from Walford.
Max commented on her whereabouts in a conversation with his brother Jack.
He said: “Lauren’s in New Zealand. [Baby] Abi’s all I got left.”
And in another scene, she was mentioned again by Cora who said she was” doing fine” and that “New Zealand clearly agrees with her”.
The fate of the character played by Jacqueline Jossa, was left up in the air when she departed the BBC1 soap back in February.
She was last seen walking out of her sister Abi’s funeral through the graveyard with son Louis to a new life.
When did Jacqueline Jossa start playing Lauren Branning on EastEnders?
Jacqueline joined the long-running BBC soap in September 2010, and was the second actress to play Lauren Branning.