EastEnders spoilers: Joey and Lauren’s new heartbreak – first look pictures

After her advances are rebuffed, Lauren turns once again to alcohol

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Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) is to be put through the emotional wringer in the coming weeks after Joey (David Witts) refuses to take her back.

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After finding Lauren drinking alone in the Vic, Joey decides to take her for a walk to try and sober her up. However, Lauren gets the wrong idea and goes in for a kiss, but Joey rebuffs her and Tanya (Jo Joyner) is left to try and pick up the pieces.

Later, feeling depressed about Joey and her lack of friends, Lauren heads to the allotments and turns to the one thing she seems to constantly rely on: alcohol.

Speaking to RadioTimes.com about Joey’s recent break-up with Lauren, actor David Witts commented: “I don’t know what’s going to happen and often break-ups like that are used as a tool to bring out different sides to relationships. But I do think it’s a shame, on both a personal as well as a theatrical level. I really enjoyed working with Jacqueline Jossa and, of course, some viewers had become fans of Lauren and Joey as a couple.”

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Viewers can see these scenes in the episodes airing on Tuesday 21 May and Friday 24 May.