In response to paparazzi pictures showing the actress filming on-location, a source for the soap has said the character of Jean will feature in an upcoming storyline.
No further details have been given, but Wright was wearing a ‘Bride-To-Be’ t-shirt during the shoot sparking speculation that Jean could be about to get hitched to boyfriend Ollie.
Other cast members present for the filming included Jean’s daughter Stacey (Lacey Turner) and Shirley Carter (Linda Henry).
Wright made her first appearance as Jean in 2004. Storylines have centred around Jean’s struggles with Bi Polar, complicated relationships with Stacey and son Sean (Robert Kazinsky) and her quest to find love.
The character departed Walford in September 2013 to start a new life in Brighton with allotment buddy Ollie (Tony O’Callaghan). They made a brief return last year amidst a crisis for Jean which led to Stacey appealing her custodial sentence for Archie Mitchell’s murder.
EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8.00pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One, with repeat screenings on BBC Three. Viewers can also catch up online via BBC iPlayer.