EastEnders’ Jacqueline Jossa is in for high drama when her alcoholic character Lauren Branning escapes out of a window.
Lauren’s drinking is so out of control that mum Tanya (Jo Joyner) locks her in the house, but the boozy teenager makes a bid for freedom by climbing out of the window.
Tanya is horrified when she sees Lauren dangling dangerously from the ledge in her desperation to get another drink. Lauren’s dad Max (Jake Wood) comes to the rescue and helps her to safety, but she runs off before either of her parents can catch her.
EastEnders star Jacqueline recently told Inside Soap that her character’s problems were likely to get much worse. She said: “The storyline coming up is pretty shocking. I very much hope it hits home for viewers watching. The only person who can help Lauren is herself. For a while, there was a chance Joey [David Witts] might have been able to, but he gave up. So until Lauren realises she’s got serious problems, she’s not going to get better.”
The EastEnders scenes with Lauren escaping from the window will screen on BBC One on Thursday, June 13.