EastEnders fans hoping for Tanya Branning to reappear in Walford have a long wait ahead of them.
Jo Joyner, who played Tanya on the soap, has no plans to return – for now.
‘Never say never,’ she said, during an appearance on Lorraine. Jo explained that she was busy with BBC drama Shakespeare & Hathaway up until Christmas. ‘I won’t be there for now,’ she said, when asked about EastEnders.
Jo’s also busy with her new show Ackley Bridge, which airs on Channel 4. She plays headmistress Mandy Carter in the school drama.
EastEnders fans last saw Tanya when she returned for last year’s Christmas special, only to watch in horror as her daughters Abi and Lauren fell from the Queen Vic’s roof, in a tragic accident that led to Abi’s death.
‘It’s always a pleasure to work with Jake, Lacey and the girls. It does feel very quickly like you’re back home,’ she previously said, about her brief return. ‘The writing makes it easy, the history in the relationships is easy to click back into. I really enjoyed it.’
Jo is also a huge Love Island fan and confessed that she was rooting for Dani and Jack.
‘Dani’s done Danny [Dyer] really proud. She’s been fantastic. It’s always good to see good decent people win these reality shows. Sometimes it can be the nastier you are, the more vile you are, the more votes you get – not in Love Island.’
Source : https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/30/eastenders-spoilers-jo-joyner-wont-returning-albert-square-7775358/