Lauren Branning will plan her exit in an upcoming episode of EastEnders after her boyfriend Josh Hemmings gets offered a new job in Glasgow.
The BBC1 soap has already announced that actress Jacqueline Jossa is leaving and scenes to be shown in the run-up to Christmas will see Lauren debating whether she should start a new life with Josh away from Albert Square.
Initially, Lauren falters at the thought of going, but is soon encouraged by Josh’s commitment. And Lauren’s resolve is only strengthened when she breaks the news to a less than bothered Abi.
Aware of the delicacy of the situation, though, Lauren decides it’s best that they tell Ian after Christmas, what with his hostility towards Josh’s family.
But in true soap fashion, Ian catches Lauren and Josh kissing and the truth about their illicit relationship comes out. A fuming and hostile Ian then shares some harsh words with Lauren, but will they be enough to deter her from departing?
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