EastEnders confirmed for the exit of legend Jake Wood. He was playing the role of Max Branning in the show.
Jake was in the soap by the last 15 years, who played the role of Max Branning since 2006.
For his departure, Jake confirmed, “I’ve had 15 wonderful years at EastEnders and have made some truly great friends.”
“I’ll of course miss everyone there but I’m grateful they have left the door open for Max and I’m excited to see what the next chapter holds.”
The Executive producer of EastEnders Jon Sen said, “Jake is a truly wonderful actor and EastEnders have been extremely lucky to have him for so long.”
“We have a big storyline for Max that starts in the coming weeks and we are all very excited to see that play out.”
An EastEnders insider told to RadioTimes, “Sometimes in soap land big characters have to leave.
Bosses are staying tight lipped about what they have planned for Max but considering he has played a major part in the show for over fifteen years they are clearly planning something big and he will not be departing Walford quietly.
Everyone will be sad to see Jake go as he is not only a great person to have on set but he’s also a fantastic actor.”
Most Famously, Max involved in a affair with Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner).