Jake Wood who plays Max Branning in EastEnders has quit the soap after nine years.
Jake Wood has announced he’s quit EastEnders after nine years, but mentions he’ll be back in a years time.
Jake, 42, told The Sun: “I’ve been at EastEnders for nine years and I feel the time is right to give Max a break.
“But it won’t be for too long as I shall be back to see Max face another chapter of drama.”
Although EastEnders bosses are tight-lipped about Jake’s departure, they have promised it will be a dramatic exit.