EastEnders’ Jo Joyner Thanks Fans After Return To The Soap

Jo Joyner shot to fame playing Tanya Branning in EastEnders, and fans have always remained hopeful that the popular character will make a comeback following her short stint at the end of last year. Tanya briefly made a return to Albert Square - having left in 2013 – during the Christmas showdown, only to witness her daughters Abi and Lauren Branning plummet from the rooftop of the Queen Vic, a fall Abi didn’t survive. Tanya made several appearances in the soap until Abi's funeral in February, and during Jo's appearance on Monday's episode of Lorraine, stand-in host Christine Lampard made sure to ask her what all fans have been dying to know.

Jo with her on-screen daughters who play Abi and Lauren Branning © Hello! Jo with her on-screen daughters who play Abi and Lauren Branning

"Never say never," Jo replied when asked if she had plans of returning in the future. The actress then added: "At the moment I’m going straight into Shakespeare & Hathaway up until Christmas. I won’t be there for now.” As well as Shakespeare & Hathaway, Jo is also starring as school headteacher Mandy Carter in the second series of Channel Four drama Ackley Bridge.

On the soaring popularity of the show, she said: "Everyday someone will say something to me about it who has watched it and enjoy it which is lovely. Because there is a whole band of teenagers who will have watched it and not know who I am, who would have been too young to have watched me when I was in EastEnders, so it's really nice to have that enthusiasm around you again."

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The busy actress has her work cut out with her schedule, and told Christine that she feels incredibly lucky to have a strong support system around her to help her look after her young twins Edie and Freddie, including her husband, parents and brother and sister-in-law. "I am very lucky to have the support I have," she said.

During the interview, Jo and Christine also spoke about Love Island ahead of the series final on Monday night. Jo was quick to praise her former co-star Danny Dyer's daughter Dani, and told Christine that she wants her and her boyfriend Jack Fincham to win the show. She said: "I think Dani has done Danny really proud."

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