Soap star Jacqueline Jossa has said she feels very lucky to work with former Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, who has joined the cast of EastEnders.

Lomas' character, Jake, will romance Jossa's character, Lauren, when she makes her return to Walford next week.

Jake is also a recovering alcoholic so will have a lot in common with troubled Lauren and it looks like the pair will bond over their similar problems.

Speaking to Inside Soap Jossa said: "I'm so lucky to be working with Jamie. He was great in Hollyoaks, and when I heard the news I was like, 'Brilliant!'

"Jamie is really cool, and he gives off a great energy that makes you want to work with him.

"I'm so excited - hopefully it comes off like that on screen!"