EastEnders' Jo Joyner Thanks Fans After Return To The Soap

JO Joyrner has finally revealed the reason she quit EastEnders - because her face was developing a permanent frown.

The actress - who plays Tanya Branning in the BBC soap - last appeared briefly over Christmas for her daughter Abi's death, but didn't stick around and now the actress has confirmed why.

 Tanya's face couldn't cope with all the misery from the soap>>
Tanya's face couldn't cope with all the misery from the soap

She told the Sunday Mirror: "If I come out of a drama I always try to look for a comedy,” she told the Sunday Mirror.

”You can't just do it constantly for years in misery, otherwise you end up with a Walford frown. It gets to you."

And while Jo might not be back for a while, Charlie Brooks has admitted she would return to the show as Janine Butcher.

The 36-year-old actress – who’s been on and off the BBC soap since 1999 – said bosses had left the door open for a comeback.

 Charlie Brooks has revealed she would happily go back to EastEnders if she was asked>Rex Features>
Charlie Brooks has revealed she would happily go back to EastEnders if she was asked
 She played Janine Butcher in the BBC soap from 1999>Handout>
She played Janine Butcher in the BBC soap from 1999

During her time in Walford, Janine’s cunning ways saw Charlie walking away with awards including Villain Of The Year and Best B***h.

Speaking to The Daily Star’s TV Life Magazine, Charlie said: “Who knows what the future holds and I'd never say never.

“I loved playing Janine. I always think about what she could be up to, what might she be doing.”

Although the door is still open for Charlie, she admitted she’d not yet had a meeting about going back.

EastEnders supervillain Janine Butcherpushes Barry off a cliff
 Cunning Janine was last seen in 2014 after being cleared of murdering ex-husband Michael Moon>BBC>
Cunning Janine was last seen in 2014 after being cleared of murdering ex-husband Michael Moon

She added: “It's a bit like going home – the idea of going back there but there is no talks of it at the moment.”

Charlie first appeared in the Square as Janine in 1999 and has made several returns to the show since.

She was last seen in 2014 after being cleared of murdering ex-husband Michael Moon.

But fans will of course remember her for pushing husband Barry Evans off a cliff.

EastEnders' Janine Butcher weeps as Terry Raymond dumps her
 Fans best remember her for blackmailing Ian Beale and for pushing her husband Barry Evans off a cliff>BBC>
Fans best remember her for blackmailing Ian Beale and for pushing her husband Barry Evans off a cliff

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Janine was also a drug addict and blackmailed Ian Beale after sleeping with him for cash.

Charlie has one child, Kiki Brookes-Truman, born in 2004 from her relationship with former partner Tony Truman.

She has been in a relationship with Ben Hollington since 2012 and has been busy working on her stage career.

The star is currently playing the role of a mentally unstable wife and mother in the play Monogamy.


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