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Tanya returns for 30th anniversary live week


Award-winning actress Jo Joyner is set to reprise her role as Tanya Cross for EastEnders 30th anniversary week.

Last seen in Walford in 2013, Tanya will return for two episodes for her best friend Jane’s wedding to Ian.

Speaking of returning to EastEnders Jo said “I’m thrilled to be a part of the 30 year celebrations of a show that I am proud to have been a part of. One of the best things about soap is that it’s steeped in history, we all had a generation of characters that we grew up with, mine were ‘Chelle and Sharon and Tiff and Bianca! It’s great that people can pop back in and help create that depth to the show. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone again, no matter how briefly. I hope I didn’t kill Lucy!”

Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Executive Producer adds “Tanya is one of EastEnders’ most beloved characters, played by one of the best actresses the show has been lucky to have. Tanya and Max’s rows were legendary and it’s going to be thrilling to watch Jo Joyner and Jake Wood go head-to-head again – but this time, live”.

Jo Joyner will next be seen on BBC One’s upcoming dramas Ordinary Lies and The Interceptor.