I’m A Celeb’s Jacqueline Jossa snubs EastEnders in chat with Andy Whyment

Former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa admitted that she watched rival soap Coronation Street during tonight's edition of I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

Jacqueline, 27, rose to fame playing Lauren Branning in the hit BBC One soap for eight years.

Lauren was last seen in Albert Square in 2018 when she was heading off to New Zealand to see her ex Peter to give their relationship another go and, tonight, Jacqueline opened up about her time on the show.

Back in camp, Andy mentioned it was his 19th year in Coronation Street and Jacqueline confessed: "I love your character.

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"I always watch Coronation Street."

Myles later quizzed the soap duo about having time off from work.

While the Kirk Sutherland star admitted to having a "lot of time off" from Corrie, Jacqueline admitted she didn't at EastEnders.

Jacqueline revealed: "I didn't have that much time off.

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"Until my character went to rehab and then I got a month off. It was the best, I went to Mexico."

Jacqueline joined EastEnders in September 2010 and was the second actress to play Lauren, replacing Madeline Duggan.

During her stint in Walford, Jacqueline was involved in some major storylines including a twisted love triangle with brothers Peter and Steven Beale.

As well as having a complicated love life, her character became an alcoholic after struggling to cope with her mum's cancer diagnosis.

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Lauren made her departure from the soap in February 2018 during her sister Abi's funeral.

It remains unknown if Lauren will make her return to Walford anytime soon.

Her dad Max is still residing in the E20 so fans hope Lauren will return to visit her father in the near future.

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Jacqueline found herself taking on the Bushtucker Trial during tonight's show where she picked Rak-Su star Myles Stephenson to join her.

The dynamic duo won six stars for camp – but in a twist they had to decide if they wanted to send it to the main camp or to the prison camp, where they were heading.

Following a good old fashioned game of rock, paper, scissors, it was decided that the prison camp would get the six stars.

I'm A Celebrity returns to ITV tomorrow night at 9.30pm

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