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'Enders bosses: 'Stacey will be staying'

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'Enders bosses: 'Stacey will be staying'
Eastenders bosses have declared that actress Lacey Turner will remain in the show for "the forseeable future".

Soap bosses are keen to retain Turner, who plays Stacey Branning on the soap, and keep her character on board after proving her popularity with viewers.

With detectives blaming her husband Bradley Branning for the Queen Vic killing, Stacey looks likely to remain on board for some time.

Over 16.6 million viewers saw Bradley fall to his death immediately before Stacey's confession in Friday night's live episode, commemorating the programme's 25th anniversary.

An insider told the News of the World: "Lacey is with us for the foreseeable future. But don't forget she told her father-in-law Max that she killed Archie - so there are plenty of twists and turns to come."

Turner, 21, has revealed that she was nearly unable to say the infamous final line, "It was me, I killed Archie" - due to a bad sore throat that had caused her to miss the episode's dress rehearsal earlier that day.

She told DS: "It's typical isn't it - just as the live is upon us I get ill and lose my voice but, to be honest, even though I felt terrible nothing was going to stop me doing it. Everyone has worked so hard on this episode and it is such a big part of TV history that I just knew I couldn't miss it. I just made sure I rested my voice throughout the day so I could save it for the filming."

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