EastEnders’ original Lauren Branning star transformed after 13 years for night out

2010 saw Madeline leave her position (Picture: BBC)

Madeline Duggan last appeared in EastEnders in 2010, so it goes without saying that she has undergone significant transformation in the last 13 years.

From 2006 until Jacqueline Jossa took over in 2010, the actress portrayed Lauren Branning.

Madeline, 28, has amassed quite the following on Instagram after leaving the BBC One serial opera, and she just posted fresh images there. She has over 26,000 followers.

Madeline is shown smiling for the camera while wearing a black dress and clutching a glass of wine while out for dinner and drinks.

She added the words “three for free” beneath.

After leaving EastEnders, Madeline has maintained her acting career. In 2013, she starred in Everyone’s Going to Die, and in 2020, she appeared in a holiday music video.

In recent years, she has appeared in Doctor Who: The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller, among other audio dramas.

Late last year, Jacqueline’s character Lauren Branning, who had left Walford, reappeared.

She returned for Dot Cotton’s (June Brown) funeral, reconnected with Natalie Cassidy’s Sonia Fowler and Scott Maslen’s Uncle Jack Branning, and engaged in a heated confrontation with Linda Carter (Kellie Bright), who had an affair with Lauren’s father Max (Jake Wood).

Many speculated that the moment would be ideal for the well-known actress to return to Walford since Lauren had ties to so many current characters in Albert Square despite leaving in 2018.

On her Instagram, Jacqueline swiftly denied this, writing, “I am not on the way back to the Square full time, it’s not in negotiations, and I 100% have not confirmed a return.”

Yet, she did provide a ray of light, noting, “That’s also not me saying I would never go back.” I’d love to if and when the moment is perfect.

In a recent interview with the Mirror, she reaffirmed this and expressed her desire to someday return to her former position.

She said, “EastEnders was the finest job ever and a significant part of my life; it was the creation of me.” “Lauren played a significant role in my life, and I’m not prepared to let go.” Never say never, I always tell people, but it would have to be the appropriate moment for both the show and myself.

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