Lauren Branning from EASTENDERS left Albert Square last year after her sister’s death, but could she return to Walford soon after Kathy Beale dropped a big hint?
Lauren (played by Jacqueline Jossa) said goodbye to Walford after the funeral of Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald).
She returned to New Zealand to join Peter Beale (Ben Hardy), the father of her son Louie.
Peter’s father Ian (Adam Woodyatt) has been missing by EastEnders lately while visiting the trio.
Months ago on the BBC soap, Cora Cross (Ann Mitchell) revealed that Lauren had returned to New Zealand, but it was not known if she and Peter were back in a relationship.
But last night’s episode, Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) revealed that Ian had taken care of his grandson when Peter and Lauren had problems.
“Peter and Lauren, they’ve had a few problems you know. So Ian took care of Louie while they got things in order, “she told Bobby Beale (Clay Milner-Russell).
So, with Lauren and Peter’s renewed relationship suddenly in turmoil, could she return to Walford?
She has done it once before when things broke with Peter after the death of Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater).
In the meantime, the fans of the program were surprised to hear that Peter and Lauren had lit their romance.
“Peter and Lauren are together again!? #Eastenders,” a fan shared on Twitter.
Another question: “Since when did Lauren go back to Peter ?? #eastenders.”
“Peter and Lauren are back together?! So that’s where she ended up. #Eastenders @bbceastenders,” a third mused.
Others had wondered if Lauren would return in the light of Whitney Dean’s engagement news (Shona McGarty).
“Is Whitney Lauren going out at her wedding? #EastEnders, “asked one.
It could certainly be a good reason for Lauren to return home, but viewers will have to wait and see if it happens.
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Halfway through he fights against his own feelings while struggling with his sexuality.
Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) revealed what Halfway was trying to hide and has gently talked about it.
The couple also enjoyed a very charged tryst in the park a few weeks ago, but will Whitney reveal the truth?