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Eagle-eyed Quiz fans STUNNED to spot THIS unexpected EastEnders favourite in the ITV drama

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An EastEnders favourite has been causing a stir amongst ITV fans...

Fans of Quiz were stunned to spot former EastEnders favourite Jasmyn Banks in ITV's latest hit drama.

Jasmyn, better known to soap fans as Walford's Alice Branning, appeared in the ITV drama that follows Charles Ingram's cheating scandal in ITV quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Jasmyn Banks Quiz ITV

Eagle-eyed fans spotted former EastEnders star Jasmyn Banks in ITV drama, Quiz (Picture: ITV)

Fans were surprised to see Jasmyn in the role of Nicola Howson, who is part of the quiz show production team in the drama.

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The last time we saw Alice Branning in EastEnders was back at Christmas in 2013.

She was the daughter of notorious gangster Derek Branning, and she left Walford after being arrested for Michael Moon's murder, which is a crime that EastEnders fans will remember she didn't commit.

EastEnders' Jasmyn: 'Alice will make Derek pay'

Jasmyn played EastEnders favourite Alice Branning (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

Last night's Quiz saw Jasmyn's character Nicola, and the rest of the game show production team, try and work out how a seemingly clueless Charles Ingram could go from using up all three of his lifelines at the start of his game to winning a million pounds.

Jasmyn Banks Quiz ITV

Jasmyn hasn't changed a bit since we last saw her in EastEnders (Picture: ITV)

As the team were re-watching videos of Charles getting all the answers to his quiz questions right thanks to his wife, Diana, coughing the right number of times to give him the answers, fans were more focused on the fact they recognised Jasmyn from her time on EastEnders...

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The cheating scandal that happened back in 2001 was huge news at the time, and Charles and his wife Diana were given two year suspended sentences after a four-week trial at Southwark Crown Court.

ITV's Quiz is a three-part drama telling the complete story of how the Ingrams attempted to cheat their way to becoming millionaires.

Quiz Sian Clifford, Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Sheen

Quiz follows the story of Charles and Diana Ingram cheating their way to winning a million pounds (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: Matt_Frost)

The first episode aired on Easter Monday, and the final episode will air tonight on ITV at 9pm.

EastEnders will temporarily air a reduced schedule of two episodes a week. Watch on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.