Jacqueline Jossa 'turns down' a possible return to EastEnders after I'm A Celeb win
Jacqueline Jossa has reportedly turned down a return to EastEnders after her I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! win.
The Queen of the Jungle played Lauren Branning on the iconic soap from 2010 until 2018.
And, according to The Sun, she was approached about the possibility of returning to Albert Square a few months ago - only to turn it down in favour of other opportunities.
“Jacqueline had a few conversations with bosses about a big return four months before she entered the jungle," an insider told the publication. “After weighing up her options she just felt the money wasn’t enough compared to what she could earn elsewhere."
The source added that Jacqueline "loves EastEnders and thoroughly enjoyed her time on the show".
"But Jacqueline is a very talented young woman and not just when it comes to acting," the insider continued. "There are lots of strings to her bow and there's lots of things she wants to try, which she can't do when she's on EastEnders."
“She’s expected to want to follow in the footsteps of Emily Atack who has really cashed in over the last year with lucrative presenting roles and TV opportunities," they said. "There will undoubtedly be a big fashion deal up for grabs if she wants that too - Jacqueline represents real women and she's hugely popular among them.