EastEnders Tanya Branning reaches breaking point with her daughter Lauren in tonight’s episode of the soap.
When Lauren returns home fuelled with booze and destroys her sister Abi’s (Lorna Fitzgerald) revision notes it’s the final straw for Tanya who delivers some home truths about the effect Lauren’s drinking is having on their family.
Fed up with Lauren’s destructive behaviour she tells her that Max (Jake Wood) and his bit on the side are welcome to her before throwing her out of the house and slamming the door behind her.
Lauren’s drinking problems are expected to come to a head later this month while actress Jo Joyner is leaving the BBC One soap after seven years in the role of Tanya.
Jacqueline Jossa, who plays Lauren, recently said of her character’s storyline: “I’m extremely privileged to be a part of this storyline and feel that it’s important to highlight the issues surrounded by young people.”
EastEnders airs tonight at 8.00pm on BBC One