EastEnders fans reckon an affair is on the cards for Lauren Branning and a happily taken man – with devastating consequences for Whitney Dean.
The character, played by Jacqueline Jossa, returned to the soap at the New Year, along with on-screen cousin Penny Branning (Kitty Castledine). The pair were living in France, but swapped Paris for Walford and headed back.
However things took a dramatic turn when after landing in the UK, Lauren was arrested for having drugs in her luggage. Unbeknownst to her, it was Penny who had planted the drugs after getting involved with drug dealer Juliette.
Penny eventually told the truth, and agreed to cooperate with the police about Juliette. This meant Lauren was able to leave prison and she then reunited with her family in Walford.