Clair Norris has been absent from our screens for over five months, but new spoilers have revealed that her upcoming EastEnders return is set to be dramatic.

The actress, 24, will make her highly anticipated return to Albert Square as heavily pregnant Bernie Taylor on Tuesday 29 March, and she's set for a showdown with Stuart (Ricky Champ) and Rainie Highway (Tanya Franks).

Bernie's drama-filled life in Walford couldn't be further from Clair's real life, with the actress living in London with her long-term boyfriend James Wood.

As we prepare to welcome Clair back to our screens, here we take a peek into her world away from the cameras…

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24 year old Clair, lives a luxurious life in London, and can be found regularly partying with pals and heading off on lavish holidays.

The actress' social media accounts are filled with fun snaps and glamorous selfies, and soap fans are often left shocked at how different she looks away from her soap role.

One person that can be found frequently featuring on Clair's Instagram account is her boyfriend Lewis Wood, with the pair often sharing loved-up photos together.

Clair has been dating 30 year old Lewis for over three years, with the pair celebrating their third anniversary on 6 July.

The soap star and her beau regularly enjoy lavish date nights and can be found jetting off to exotic locations to soak up the sun together, with the couple having previously jetted off to Lanzarote, Rome, Cyprus and more.

Lewis, whose occupation is unknown, has previously attended red carpet events alongside Clair, including The British Soap Awards.

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On Lewis' 30th birthday back in April, Clair shared an adorable video showing off multiples snaps of them together, and gushed over her boyfriend, writing: "Happy 30th Birthday @lewisswood!! The day has come and we can finally start the weekend of celebrations!

"I'm lucky that I've had you in my life for the last 3 years (&they have been some of the best years) so anyone who has had you in their life for the last 30 years are even luckier…

"You are truly the most kindest, selfless & loving man. I love you untold amounts."

Clair is also close pals with her fellow EastEnders co-stars, including on-screen mum Lorraine Stanley, who she describes as her "second mum".

Speaking to OK! in March, Claire sweetly revealed: "It’s a cliché but we are like a family. And that’s been from the start, we just bonded straight away. Lorraine [Stanley, who plays Karen Taylor] is like a second mum.

"It is important that we show the mother and daughter relationship and Lorraine is genuinely such a lovely person so it’s made it easier to be close to someone. I go to her about stuff that’s happening off set as well.

"I’m also close with the younger members of the cast, we go out together outside of work."

EastEnders airs Monday – Thursday on BBC One at 7.30pm.

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