Jacqueline Jossa thinks soap operas should be put on Netflix.

Jacqueline Jossa wants EastEnders to go on Netflix

Jacqueline Jossa wants EastEnders to go on Netflix

The 30-year-old actress played Lauren Branning in the BBC soap opera 'EastEnders' from 2010 to 2018 before making a guest return earlier this year but believes that because viewing habits have changed so much since the show - which currently airs in half-hour instalments from Monday to Thursday - first hit screens in 1985, the genre should follow a more on-demand format and streamed on a worldwide service like Netflix.

Speaking on the 'Soap From The Box' podcast, she said: We watch and consume things totally differently now. If soaps were to move on to something like Netflix, then you would watch it every single night and you would get millions and millions and millions of viewers. How often do we scroll through Netflix and moan, ‘Oh, there’s nothing to watch’? We could have just watched half an hour of 'EastEnders' and half an hour of 'Corrie'. If it’s easy and it’s there you would just stick it on and get into the storyline."

The former 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' winner went on to add that seeing the famous Queen Vic pub for the first time was the "best day" of her life and admitted that she loved her on-screen family before landing the job and found it "crazy" to end up working with Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater) after watching her on screen for so many years.

She added: "It was the best day of my life when I went and saw The Vic for the first time.

"Jake Wood took me around. I was buzzing to meet him, I loved the Brannings, I loved Bradley. I was Lacey Turner's biggest fan. I still am, I bloody love her. 'EastEnders' would have been my ideal job and I thought in my head 'That is the job for me!' because I am East End through and through, I didn't have to change my voice. I thought Lacey was so good and natural and then I was working with her! I had huge parts in all of the 'Who Killed Archie?' storyline. It was crazy!"