As previously rumoured, Jane will soon return to screens and it has now emerged that her comeback scenes will air next month after her adoptive son Bobby Beale decides to go looking for her.
Once Jane has made her reappearance, she quickly realises that there are reasons she needs to stick around in Walford for a while.
EastEnders bosses have teased that there could be drama in store as Jane's return will no doubt cause problems for her ex-husband Ian (Adam Woodyatt), who now has Mandy Salter (Nicola Stapleton) living under his roof.
Speaking of her comeback for the first time, Brett exclusively told Digital Spy: "I am delighted to be back at EastEnders as it feels like I have come home. I am only returning for a few months as I want to spend as much time as I can with my daughter Erin, but I can't wait to see what they have in store for Jane this time round."
Meanwhile, an EastEnders spokesperson confirmed: "Laurie Brett will be reprising the role of Jane for a few months and her arrival is bound to cause some problems for Ian."
A show insider added: "Jane's return to Walford won't just set the cat amongst the pigeons with Ian and Mandy, it will also ruffle some feathers with the Masoods as there has always been an undeniable spark between Jane and Masood."
Brett welcomed the arrival of baby Erin - her first child - earlier this year.
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