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'EastEnders' Lindsey Coulson: 'I needed time away from Carol'

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EastEnders star Lindsey Coulson has confirmed her intention to return as Carol Jackson, describing the soap role as her "perfect job".

The actress is currently on a break from the BBC show and viewers recently saw Carol's exit scenes as she moved to Suffolk temporarily with her grandchildren.

Lindsey Coulson (Carol Jackson, EastEnders)

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Carol and Ray argue over Morgan's future.

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Coulson revealed the reasons behind her EastEnders absence as she made a live television appearance on Loose Women today (May 15).

She commented: "I just needed to not have [Carol] in my head for a little while. When I signed last year, I just said, 'Would it be okay if I could have a little time out?' And they kindly said yes."

Coulson continued: "You've constantly got somebody else's life in your head at all times. You do the 12-hour day and then you come home and you have to learn again for the next day. You're doing 15, 16 scenes a day."

The actress has been working on charity fundraising projects since filming her recent exit scenes, as well as spending time with her family.

She added: "[EastEnders is] a perfect job - for me it's 25 minutes up the road with lovely people. I really like working there. I'm going back in August, actually." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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