Jacqueline Jossa says she searched her name online ‘every day’ after being branded ‘fat Lauren Branning’ on EastEnders

Jacqueline Jossa has revealed she Googled her name “every day” after being branded “fat Lauren Branning” during her time on EastEnders.

The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner, 27, candidly opened up on the extent of the online bullying she faced after appearing on the BBC soap from 2010 to 2018.

Jacqueline revealed she was shockingly called “fat” after being re-cast as Max Branning’s daughter on the show.

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Speaking to new! magazine, the mother-of-two said: "They called me the new fat Lauren.

"There were Facebook groups and all sorts about me."

She added: "I was literally Googling my name every single day or writing Lauren Branning fat or new Lauren Branning.

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"It was always negative and I would just be obsessed with reading forums and negative things about me."

It comes after the actress sent fans wild by teasing that she could return to the soap, which just celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Taking to social media to mark the milestone, Jacqueline wrote: “HAPPY 35th @bbceastenders!

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“I had such an amazing time and LOVED Lauren Branning with ALL of my heart! I miss you lozza, maybe see you again one day!

“Amazing week of eps congrats everyone involved! Some pics of my time on the show! Wow. Memories.”

Jake Wood who plays Lauren’s dad Max Branning wrote: “Miss ya fake daughter”, and Louisa Lytton, who plays Ruby Allen said: “Come back we can be friends Ruby hasn’t got any.”

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Jacqueline joined the BBC soap in September 2010, replacing Madeline Duggan to play Lauren Branning.

She left the soap in February 2018, after her on-screen sister Abi died after falling from a roof and Lauren departed Walford.

She was crowned queen of the jungle last December when she won the latest series of I’m A Celeb, beating Coronation Street’s Andy Whyment.

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