Is this the real reason Lauren and Abi are leaving EastEnders?

Plot twist!

As we all know by now EastEnders legends, Jacqueline Jossa and Lorna Fitzgerald, are set to bow out from their roles as Lauren and Abi Branning over Christmas.

Now we’ve got used to the idea of them going, we’re actually looking forward to the catastrophic Christmas promised to us by the EastEnders team.

The girls have played sisters for seven years (Credit: BBC)

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But is there another reason for Lauren and Abi being written out?

Here at Entertainment Daily, we’ve heard rumours that Jac and Lorna are tipped to be among the 12 women who will enter the Celebrity Big Brother house in January.

Online bookies, Betfair, are currently offering odds of 10/1 that Jacqueline will walk down those famous stairs in the New Year and Lorna has odds of 12/1.

Celebrity Big Brother kicks off on Channel 5 on January 2nd and the house will be an all-female one for the first time in the history of the show.

The unique line-up is to commemorate women first being given the right to vote 100 years ago next month.

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Are Jac and Lorna heading to CBB? (Credit: Channel 5)

Meanwhile Jacqueline has recently spoken out about her character’s departure and has promised fans they won’t be disappointed.

Speaking the Radio Times, she said: “In fact, it’s catastrophic, the worst one yet.

“We don’t even get to sit down for dinner this year. The episodes are wicked.”

It’s obviously still unconfirmed as to how Lauren and Abi will exit the soap but it’s been reported that Lauren won’t be leaving on her own.

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Jacqueline is excited to spend more time with Ella (Credit: Instagram)

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We’ll see the young mum make plans with Josh Hemming to move to Glasgow and put the misery of the Square and their dysfunctional families behind them.

Jacqueline has said she’s sad to be leaving the role she’s played since 2017, but is looking forward to spending more time with her daughter, three-year-old Ella.