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'EastEnders' Jo Joyner on soap break: 'I'm not leaving for good'

British Soap Awards 2012: Jo Joyner accepts her award for Best Dramatic Performance.


EastEnders star Jo Joyner has explained her forthcoming break from the soap, confirming that she wants to strike the right balance between work and her family commitments.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Joyner will be taking time out from her role as Tanya Jessop in 2013. Her departure will follow another dramatic year for Tanya and her on-screen family.

Mum-of-two Joyner has now spoken about the situation for the first time, using her Twitter account to assure fans that she isn't quitting permanently.

She told one follower: "I'm not leaving! Just a little break, some time to be a better mum. It's all about finding a balance."

Later, the actress added: "It will only be a short break to spend time with family, and it's ages off. It's going to be a busy year for the Brannings."

Joyner took home two prizes at the British Soap Awards on Saturday night (April 28). Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad
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