Jacqueline Jossa has promised an unmissable Christmas Day in EastEnders as she has revealed that the festive season will be the worst ever for the Brannings. The storyline is set to see the double exit of Jacqueline’s character Lauren and her on screen sister, Abi, played by Lorna Fitzgerald.
At the centre of the massive drama will be their damaged dad max and the family is torn asunder in shocking scenes that will leave the jaws of viewers on the floor as the action plays out. And while the Brannings will have their most miserable time yet, viewers are in for a treat.
Jacqueline told Radio Times: ‘It doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it’s catastrophic, the worst one yet. We don’t even get to sit down for Christmas dinner this year. The episodes are wicked!’
Of course, the joy of being at the centre of such huge episodes is tinged with sadness as Jacqueline says goodbye. And the actress admitted that it will be hard to leave.
She went on: ‘I’m sad, but I’m leaving when everyone else goes on their Christmas break, so that helps. But I’m really looking forward to spending more time with Ella. I do feel I’ve missed stuff these past two years.’
Creative director John Yorke took the decision to write out the sisters when he returned as show boss but it’s clear from the recent and very popular episodes on screen that he has a massive plan in store for the Brannings’ most spectacular episodes yet.
Fans can tune into the Christmas Day special on BBC One at 9pm.