Jacqueline Jossa shares EastEnders throwback photo and opens up about how trolls have ‘hurt’ her

I’m A Celebrity star Jacqueline Jossa has shared a throwback photo of herself and opened up about how trolling has affected her over the past ten years.

The 27 year old former EastEnders actress, who played Lauren Branning on the BBC One soap, looked back at how her life has changed over the last decade as she shared a photo of herself when she started out on Easterners along with a selfie of her now in a candid snap on Instagram.

In the lengthy, honest caption, Jacqueline, who was recently crowned Queen of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, spoke about her career highlights and how the negativity from trolls has affected her.

She said: “10 years ago I landed the BEST job in the world! Loved ever second of it, this picture changed my life.”

Speaking about the old snap of herself taken on the iconic Albert Square, she said: “I used to hate this picture so much I got trolled so so badly, ‘the new fat Lauren branding’ ‘Why recast and then get someone so much uglier and what is the hair cut’”. [sic]

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She then joked: “I admit I really hate the hair cut now but jeez ppl can be mean, and to a 17 year old girl, words hurt a lot!

Then, on a more serious note, she added: “It effected me for a LONG time! Probably still does actually if I’m being honest.”

Looking at how much she has achieved over the past decade, she said: “Still 10 years on, I done 7 years on the show of my dreams and had 2 beautiful children. [sic]

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“To end this year I just became QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE! WOW!! My life has changed so much and had so many ups and downs in these 10 years.”

Looking to the future and thanking her 2.4million Instagram followers she added: “I can honestly say heading into 2020 I’m excited, happy and content!

“Thank you for supporting me Also big shoutout to the people who will remember this first girl 17 year old me that just landed a role that would change her life Feeling overwhelmed and so lucky, thanks a million. HAPPY NEW YEAR”. [sic]


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Jacqueline’s life transformed when she entered the jungle earlier this year, as she was crowned the I’m A Celebrity winner.

Since leaving the I’m A Celeb! camp, Jacqueline has struck up an unlikely friendship with Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner, which meant she received a special video message from Kylie Jenner after leaving the jungle.

Jacqueline recently gave an update on while doing a makeup tutorial.

Speaking on the Instagram live video she said: “Guys update on the Kardashian situation: I messaged Caitlyn a Merry Christmas and I got a reply so she’s not ditched me yet. I thought that was probably the best time to send a casual message and I got a reply. Good news. She’s not ditched me.”

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