EastEnders spoilers: Jean comes up with a plan to get Stacey out of prison – first look pictures

Actress Gillian Wright to be reunited with co-star Lacey Turner in scenes to be shown in the coming weeks

Could Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) be daughter Stacey’s (Lacey Turner) passport out of prison?


Scenes to be shown in the coming weeks will see Jean arrive back in Walford with a surprise scheme up her sleeve. When she and Kat (Jessie Wallace) visit Stacey at the jail, Jean drops the bombshell that she’s found a way to get her out of prison.

But what is Jean’s plan and will Stacey agree? Speaking recently about Jean’s comeback, actress Gillian Wright said: “I feel very honoured to be asked to reprise my role as Jean Slater, for a short while.The storyline promises to be challenging and exciting! I look forward to playing again with old friends and new and to pick up the special relationship between Stacey and Jean.”

Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: “We are so pleased to have Gillian back with us to reprise her role as Jean Slater, albeit briefly. Stacey and Jean have such a rich, loving but difficult history. There is still so much to plumb between them as we delve deeper into what it means to have bi-polar disorder as a mother but also as a daughter. There are some truly heartbreaking scenes ahead for our audience”.

Jean was last seen in Albert Square in September 2013 when she left Walford to start a new life with her boyfriend Ollie. However, Jean and Stacey have not been seen on screen together since Christmas Day 2010.

Wright’s portrayal of Jean’s struggle with bi-polar disorder was widely acclaimed, with the storyline winning a Mental Health Media Award in 2006. 


Viewers can see Stacey and Jean reunite when EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday 5 August.