Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) is set to make her shock return to Albert Square in the coming weeks and the BBC have released a new promo that teases what’s in store.
In the advert, Kat (Jessie Wallace) is seen telling Max (Jake Wood) that she has glimpsed Stacey. Obviously, this comes as a bit of a shock seeing as Stacey was supposed to have fled the country back in 2010 in the wake of Archie Mitchell’s murder. Alfie (Shane Richie) is also surprised at the news and is glimpsed warning Kat about the dangers of dragging up the past.
Actress Lacey Turner spoke last December of her decision to return to EastEnders, when she commented: “I may have left EastEnders over three years ago but the show has always been in my heart, as has Stacey, and she has never really left my side. I am so excited about returning and seeing what the future holds for her. It’s been a while since I set foot in Albert Square and I am looking forward to coming home.”
Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: “Stacey is one of EastEnders’s best-loved characters, played by one of television’s finest actors and I am tremendously excited that Lacey has decided to return home to Walford. Stacey’s last time on the Square was iconic. But that was just the first act. There is so much more to come for Stacey – and her return will send ripples of drama through the Square.”