Jacqueline Jossa’s famous younger cousin Megan starred on EastEnders before she did

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Former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa played the part of Lauren Branning from 2010 until 2018, but did you know her cousin also appeared on the soap?

Yes, four years before Jacqueline showed up as Lauren in Albert Square her cousin Megan Jossa was on the iconic soap.

Megan played the role of Courtney Mitchell in 2006 at the age of 11, and she starred in 24 episodes between March and June.


English actress Megan Jossa, who was born in Eltham, London, is now 25 years old and she has continued with her career in acting.

The stunning brunette has starred in a number of TV series’ including The Take and Stage School, and she also had a stint on the West End.

While on EastEnders, the youngster was nominated for the best young actor award in 2006 and after leaving she popped up in an episode of The Bill.


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In 2008 she appeared in BBC Comedy Series Coming of Age, in which she played a little girl who mugs one of the main characters.

Megan has a private Instagram account on which she has 11,000 Instagram followers.

Jacqueline’s character Lauren Branning left the hit soap on February 16, 2018.


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After the loss of her sister Abi Branning she was encourage to think of the future, and she made the decision to leave Albert Square.

Fans were later stunned to discover Lauren was living in New Zealand following her exit from Walford.

Max spoke about her whereabouts in one scene, saying: “Lauren's in New Zealand. [Baby] Abi's all I got left."

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner Jacqueline was the second actress to play Lauren Branning, and she joined the soap in 2010.

During her time on the soap, she was involved in several huge plot lines, including a twisted love triangle and turning to the bottle to cope with her mum’s cancer diagnosis.

Away from the spotlight, Jacqueline lives with husband Dan Osborne and their two adorable daughters, Ella and Mia Osborne.

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Jacqueline recently appeared to hint at her hopes to have baby number three as she shared a video of her cradling a baby doll.

Jacqueline posted a clip of herself tending to a baby doll, which belonged to one of her daughters.

In the clip posted on her Instagram story on Tuesday 23 February, Jacqueline had her hair swept back and went makeup free, showing off her natural beauty.

She filmed herself holding the pretend baby, possibly hinting to fans that the mum-of-two would like another child someday.

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