Jacqueline Jossa had 'big' post-EastEnders plan
24 May 2018 - 4:00 PM

Jacqueline Jossa had 'big' post-EastEnders plan

Share article:

Jacqueline Jossa had a "big plan" to leave "EastEnders" and "smash" other roles - before finding out she was pregnant.

The 25-year-old star is expecting her second child with Dan Osborne - who she has three-year-old daughter Ella with - any week now, and admitted it came as a "shock" she was expecting again, because she was preparing to try to land other parts after bowing out of her role as Lauren Branning.

She said: "This baby wasn't planned, so it was a shock just as I left the show.

"Instead of following my big plan of leaving and smashing it work-wise, I'm on a break instead."

Jacqueline has hinted she might be heading back to Albert Square at some point after admitting she will "definitely" return to acting work following the birth.

Celebrity Big Brother saved Dan Osborne's marriage

Celebrity Big Brother saved Dan Osborne's marriage

12 September 2018 - 5:00 PM

Celebrity Big Brother saved Dan Osborne's marriage

She said: "It's worked out nicely though, I've been able to embrace this time with Ella and prepare her for having a new member of the family.

"I'll definitely go back to work though."

Dan Osborne claims Rodrigo Alves was 'inappropriate'

Dan Osborne claims Rodrigo Alves was 'inappropriate'

12 September 2018 - 8:00 AM

Dan Osborne claims Rodrigo Alves was 'inappropriate'

Jacqueline joined "EastEnders" as Lauren in 2010, and she has revealed the soap offered her counselling to help deal with being on such a huge programme.

She added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It helps you deal with the fact that life changes when you're on such a big show and you can sort out any problems you're having generally."

The brunette beauty recently admitted Dan helped her to realise she needed to leave "EastEnders" to try to "challenge" herself in other roles.

She said: "I phoned him up in tears when I first found out. He's quite cut throat. He was like, "Listen, there's no reason to be scared. I know you love "EastEnders" but it's time to move on."

"Once I'd had a chance to take it in, I realised he was right. If I didn't get the push, I would have stayed and never challenged myself."

Chloe Ayling claims she was 'intimate' with Jermaine Pennant
21 September 2018

Chloe Ayling claims she was 'intimate' with Jermaine Pennant

Chloe Ayling claims she was 'intimate' with Jermaine Pennant
Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke
21 September 2018

Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke

Chico rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke
Joe Sugg's 'stomach sinks' when he thinks about his first 'Strictly' dance
21 September 2018

Joe Sugg's 'stomach sinks' when he thinks about his first 'Strictly' dance

Joe Sugg's 'stomach sinks' when he thinks about his first 'Strictly' dance
Bradley Wash struggles with unseen Doctor Who monsters
21 September 2018

Bradley Wash struggles with unseen Doctor Who monsters

Bradley Wash struggles with unseen Doctor Who monsters
Nadiya Hussain would 'love' I'm A Celebrity stint
21 September 2018

Nadiya Hussain would 'love' I'm A Celebrity stint

Nadiya Hussain would 'love' I'm A Celebrity stint
Jessica Fox's cheesy chow down
21 September 2018

Jessica Fox's cheesy chow down

Jessica Fox's cheesy chow down
Jack Fincham backs Dyer reality show
21 September 2018

Jack Fincham backs Dyer reality show

Jack Fincham backs Dyer reality show
Anna Passey: Hollyoaks break was 'necessary'
21 September 2018

Anna Passey: Hollyoaks break was 'necessary'

Anna Passey: Hollyoaks break was 'necessary'
Natalie J Robb: Soaps stars 'don't have much life' during busy plots
21 September 2018

Natalie J Robb: Soaps stars 'don't have much life' during busy plots

Natalie J Robb: Soaps stars 'don't have much life' during busy plots
Graeme Swann will use cricket bat for first Strictly dance
21 September 2018

Graeme Swann will use cricket bat for first Strictly dance

Graeme Swann will use cricket bat for first Strictly dance
Bonnie Langford quit EastEnders due to gruelling schedule
21 September 2018

Bonnie Langford quit EastEnders due to gruelling schedule

Bonnie Langford quit EastEnders due to gruelling schedule
Kelle Bryan joins Hollyoaks
21 September 2018

Kelle Bryan joins Hollyoaks

Kelle Bryan joins Hollyoaks