Who is Jacqueline Jossa? I'm a Celebrity 2019 and EastEnders star's age, partner, baby and more facts

27 November 2019, 13:34 | Updated: 27 November 2019, 13:36

Jacqueline Jossa
Jacqueline Jossa will take part in I'm a Celebrity 2019. Picture: ITV

By Tom Eames

Soap actress Jacqueline Jossa will be swapping Albert Square for the Australian jungle for this year's series I'm a Celebrity.

Jacqueline is best known for playing Lauren Branning in EastEnders, appearing in the soap for eight years from 2010 to 2018.

Since then, Jacqueline has taken a step back from showbiz to concentrate on raising her two young children, but now she's back!

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Here's all the important facts about Jacqueline you need:

  1. How old is Jacqueline?

    Jacqueline was born on October 29, 1992. She celebrated her 27th birthday in 2019.

    She was born in Bexley, and trained at D&B Theatre School in Bromley, followed by the Royal Academy of Music in London.

    She has one older sister, Katrina, but sadly her two older brothers died in infancy.

    Jacqueline is also half Irish from her mother, who moved to England before Jossa was born.

  2. Is Jacqueline Jossa married and does she have any children?

    Jacqueline has been in a relationship with The Only Way is Essex star Dan Osborne since 2013.

    In February 2015, she gave birth to their daughter, Ella.

    In June 2017, the couple married and she also became the stepmother of Osborne's son from a previous relationship, Teddy.

    In June, she gave birth to their second daughter, Mia.

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    CHEESE!!!😁💕 Okay so Mia can say cheese now!!😩these girls are my life! The complete me. My first baby love Ella osborne! You are making me so proud I could burst. Still tackling school even though your finding it tough, you are the bravest girl I know! Our children are always shocking us and reminding us just how strong we really are and can be! We do so much for our babies but they do so much for us too, I learn something from them everyday! Today it’s, keep on going, keep trying and be brave! I love you girls more than life. Ps. These picture are the best, no make up, early mornings, fresh faced and cosy! Take all the pictures! Be in all of the picture, no matter if it’s a bad hair day or a breakout week! Take all the pictures!

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  3. Who did she play in EastEnders?

    Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa Only) Vs. The Square (October 2010 - January 2018)

    In 2010, she was cast in EastEnders as Lauren Branning, taking over from Madeline Duggan who had played the role from 2006. Lauren was the daughter of characters Max and Tanya Branning.

    In September 2017, it was announced that Jossa would be leaving EastEnders alongside on-screen sister, Lorna Fitzgerald.

    Her final scenes aired on the soap on February 16, 2018.